A Collection Of My Favorite Quotes

Wisdom

“Know thyself.” 

– Greek maxim

“Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.” 

– Albert Einstein



Open Independent Mind

Open independent mind is a necessary prerequisite for creativity.

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ”
– Shunryu Suzuki


“Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I had said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense.” 
– Buddha

“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my houses as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.” 
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” 
– Albert Einstein

A lot of conflict arise between people who have closed dependent minds. They divide the world into black and white, right and wrong and nothing in between. They view their way as the only right one and others’ as wrong. They never try to be themselves, instead follow the path others have shown them without much consideration or reflection.

People in general categorize things they see around them into different predefined categories. It helps us make quick decisions because we know what to do with a certain category of object. But how can we be so sure that the categories and the knowledge associated with each category, that our society and culture have taught us (imposed upon us), is correct?


On Living

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” 
– Paulo Coelho

“I have always wished that for myself … Stay hungry, stay foolish.” 
– Steve Jobs



“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” 
– Neale Donald Walsch

“We are like newborn children,
Our power is the power to grow.”
– Rabindranath Tagore


“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” 
– Thomas A. Edison

Being internally happy, satisfied and fulfilled and making others happier, more satisfied and fulfilled is the most important goal in life. Worldly objects, possessions, achievements are the means for becoming happier, not the ends.


“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” 

― Helen Keller

You have faith and confidence – you win. You have fear and doubts – you know what happens …

Faith and Confidence have inner Spiritual power beyond the Psychological ones we know of.

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
– Matthew 14:31.

On Imagination

People commonly believe – poetry, the arts and literature require us to have “Imaginative” powers. Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering require “Analytical” abilities.

But in truth, Mathematics, the Sciences and Engineering require far more sophisticated “Imagination” than is commonly assumed.

“Good, he did not have enough imagination to become a Mathematician”.
— Hilbert’s response upon hearing that one of his students had dropped out to study poetry.

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
– Albert Einstein

On Knowledge & Ignorance

“Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” 
– Will Durant

– “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles Holland Duell, 1899

– “Virtually nothing, and I mean this honestly, has been invented yet. We’re just starting …” – Woddy Norris, 2005.

 What we know as Science today is only part of the Ultimate Reality. The Ultimate Reality is still to be disclosed.

“The universe is not only queerer than we imagine, but queerer than we can imagine.”
– J. B. S. Haldane

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– William Shakespeare (Hamlet)



Higher Philosophy

Many of the events seem to be part of different human-made plans. But how can we be so sure that there isn’t an Ultimate Planner behind all the seemingly unrelated events?

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
– Matthew 7:7

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

Genius

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
– Albert Einstein

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
– Albert Einstein

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
– Albert Einstein



Greatness

Serving others is the best way to serve God.

“When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God.”
– Mosiah 2:17

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

 ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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