“A leader leads by example, not by force” 

― Sun Tzu 

“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” 

― Sun Tzu

“If you're black, you got to look at America a little bit different. You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college, but who molested you.”

― Chris Rock

“Wealth is not about having a lot of money; it's about having a lot of options.”

― Chris Rock

"What assurance do I have that your parenting isn't screwing me up?"

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson 

"You know, there are times when it's a source of personal pride to not be human."

- Hobbes (the Tiger) of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

"When your serious about having fun, its not much fun at all."

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

"There's more to this world than just people, you know."

- Hobbes (the Tiger) of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

“You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocket ship underpants don't help.”

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

“I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.” 

― Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

“Look! A trickle of water running through some dirt! I'd say our afternoon just got booked solid!” 

― Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

"How can something be so plausible in the moment and so idiotic in retrospect." 

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

"People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world." 

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson  

"Reading goes faster if you don't sweat comprehension." 

- Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

~ Confucius

"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."

~ Confucius

"If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake."

~ Confucius

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

- Albert Einstein 

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."

- Albert Einstein 

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."

- Albert Einstein 

"America is today the hope of all honorable men who respect the rights of their fellow men and who believe in the principle of freedom and justice."

- Albert Einstein

"Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy."

- Albert Einstein 

"With fame, I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon."

- Albert Einstein 

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

- Albert Einstein Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck , October 26,1929. Reprinted in “Glimpses of the Great”(1930). 

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”

- Albert Einstein --- To J. Dispentiere – March 24, 1954. AEA 59–495 

“Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.”

- Albert Einstein --- Quoted by Moszkowski in Conversations with Einstein (1920) 65. 

“The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

- Albert Einstein --- Quoted by William Miller in Life Magazine, May 2,1955 

"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them."

- Albert Einstein 

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity."

- Albert Einstein 

"A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty... We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive."

- Albert Einstein 

"We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws, but only dimly understand these laws. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that moves the constellations."

- Albert Einstein

"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."

- Albert Einstein 

"The search for truth is more precious than its possession."

- Albert Einstein 

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."

- Albert Einstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

- Albert Einstein

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

- Lao Tzu

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

- Lao Tzu

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

- Lao Tzu

“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“Act without expectation.”

- Lao Tzu

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

- Lao Tzu

“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.”

- Lao Tzu

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”  

- Lao Tzu 

 “I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”  

- Lao Tzu

“Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear?” 

- Lao Tzu 

“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.” 

- Lao Tzu 

“Become totally empty. Quiet the restlessness of the mind. Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness” 

- Lao Tzu 

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” 

- Lao Tzu 

“To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.” 

- Lao Tzu 

“Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” 

- Lao Tzu

 

 

“You always hear a headline like this, 'Man Killed By Shark', you never hear it from the other perspective, 'Man Swims in Shark Infested Waters, Forgets He's Shark Food'.” 

- The Far Side by Gary Larson
 
 
 
 
 

“The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us” 

- Morihei Ueshiba