Favorite Quotes


“Know thyself.” – Greek maxim.

“I have always wished this for myself: ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’.” – Steve Jobs

“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

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

“Our evaluation of people, places and things are shaped, to a large extent, by society – what others think, how they evaluate. Very few of us are independent thinkers – willing to think for ourselves.” (Charismatic qualities)

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

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

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

“I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for?” – Arthur Conan Doyle (The Sign of Four)

“My mind,” he said, “rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I crave for mental exaltation.” – Arthur Conan Doyle (The Sign of Four)

“Show Holmes a drop of water and he would deduce the existence of the Atlantic. Show it to me and I would look for a tap. That was the difference between us.” – Anthony Horowitz (The House of Silk)

“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

“Good, he did not have enough ‘imagination’ to become a mathematician!” — David Hilbert’s response upon hearing that one of his (mathematics) students had dropped out to study poetry.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles Holland Duell, 1899. “Virtually nothing, and I mean this honestly, has been invented yet.” – Woddy Norris, 2005.

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be unevenly distributed.” – Tahsin

“There’s plenty of room for new discoveries in Physics.” – Tahsin 

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

“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

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

“All roads lead to Rome.” – Medieval proverb.

“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

“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” – Matthew 28:18 

“And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” – Matthew 16:18

Catholic Quotes:
1. “God dreams big, wants to transform world, defeat evil.”
2. “Just as God had the creativity to make the world, he has creativity to make new things each day.”
3. “God created us to build, give life, move forward, create community & live in peace.”
4. “God, creator of heaven & earth, doesn’t need to be protected by men; indeed, it is he who protects them.”
5. “God made the universe; every new surprise is a tiny burst of joy before his creative greatness.”
6. (To young people) begin day praying, “Lord, challenge me today and give me the strength to rise to the challenge”.
7. “I love so much this Jesus that bothers, pushes” us out of comfort zone.
8. “There are three possible voices in our head: God’s, ours and the voice of the world.” 
9. “Never underestimate the power of God’s Spirit working in you and through you and despite you … most of the time unbeknownst to you and me.”  
10. “It’s no use whining about the times because we are the times. It is through us that God acts in society.”
11. Each and every person “is a story of love that God has written on this earth.”
12. “Be happy in hoping, don’t only hope to be happy.” 
13. “Joy, a sign of God’s presence, is what church needs.”
14. “Let Jesus be known in the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology & social media.”
15. “The world of work is a human priority & therefore a Christian priority, a priority of the pope.”
16. “True development is growth economically, with work, culture, family, faith — all are key to human flourishing.” 
17. “There can’t be a good economy without good businessmen, without their capacity to create and to produce.”
18. “Successful businesses are essential to democracy.” 
19. “To end poverty, we must let the poor be active agents of own future. Let them organize, have education.”
20. “Why be afraid when God is always showing the way.”
21. “The Annunciation shows God takes the initiative. He wants to be born into our homes & daily lives.”
22. “What joy to know that God is real, alive, not an idol and, therefore, will never let us down.”
23. “God can do the impossible. He will do miraculous things.”
24. “Christians can find comfort in knowing God has prepared for us a different future.”
25. “God created us because he wants us to be happy.”
26. “Our most beautiful days have yet to come. We are more people of spring than of autumn.” 
27. “God knows us by name.”
28. “God knows what we need more than we do ourselves.”
29. “The answer to today’s challenges: Jesus.”
30.”Eliminate nuclear weapon, and instead devote resources to development.”
31. “Boost cooperation among nations to end the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.”
32. “It’s an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, and at the same time promote or permit the arms trade. Eliminate arms trade.”
33. “Corruption is one of the most serious sins that plagues our world today.”
34. “World needs to be saved from corruption, extortion, drug/arms trades, human trafficking.”

“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

“Our task is to become God-like through knowledge.” – Brian Weiss (Many Lives, Many Masters)

Q: Did Biological Evolution really happen?
Me: “Metamorphosis doesn’t happen only in Kafka’s World!”

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