Personal Philosophies and Random thoughts

These are quotes that embody how I view the world. some are mine, some are by famous people, some are by friends and family. Some are anonymous. They all are very pertinent to me.


Itís not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers. ó Judy Blume

The world would be a much better place if more people sought that deep, heart-and-soul connection with each other and with the good Mother Earth that gives us life and joy. - Ted Nugent

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed. - Robert A Heinlein

There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already happened. - Douglas Adams

Because our position in this culture is so shaky, we have learned to lie. We lie to men, to other women, but mostly we lie to ourselves. We lie about who we are and about what we want and need. By learning to lie, we feel that we can carve a niche for ourselves, but what this really does is to intensify our isolation and sense of not belonging. Once we start being honest with ourselves and with other women, though, our feelings of isolation lessen. - Anne Wilson Schaef

All the love you put into your home will return to you multiplied because really it is loving you, you taking care of you. Also, when you love and take care of yourself, you have so much more to give to others. - Karen Kingston

A page from a modern journal of physics will be as mysterious to the uninitiated as a Tibetan mandala. Both are records of inquiries into the nature of the universe. - Fritjof Capra

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. - Coco Chanel

Sometimes you give the world the best you got, and you get kicked in the teeth. Give the best you got anyway. - Ted Nugent

A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld. - Robert A Heinlein

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. - William Shakespeare

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Sir Winston Churchill

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. - Oscar Wilde

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. - Mahatma Gandhi

Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star. - Confucius

He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is in prison. - Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one. - Thomas Jefferson

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an unchartered land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. - Helen Keller

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J. R. R. Tolkien

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. - Ambrose Bierce

I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult. - Fran Lebowitz

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. - Eleanor Roosevelt

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts. - Abraham Lincoln

On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does. - Will Rogers

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. - Douglas Adams

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children's futures, and we are all mortal. - John F. Kennedy

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again. - Maya Angelou

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. - Isaac Asimov

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. - Joseph Campbell

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