Inspirational Stuff

Below are a selection of quotes and phrases that will hopefully encourage and inspire us to investigate, to consider, to action…

Quote Author Notes
The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before. Alan Ashley-Pitt Often falsely attributed to Albert Einstein
The moment you think you have found the ultimate Truth is the moment that you have lost it. Ali Sina That is the moment that you shut the doors of knowledge and it is the beginning of your downfall. Never be certain of anything. Doubt everything. To know that you don’t know is the foundation of all wisdom. Being willing to doubt what you know is the virtue of the sage. Haughtiness and arrogance are the traits of the fool.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. Chinese Proverb
Pain is weakness leaving the body. Daniel J Evans (1969) Used as a recruiting slogan for the US Marines
Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
All that I say is, examine; enquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the ground of your opinions, the for and the against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you… Frances Wright (1829) A Course of Popular Lectures, Lecture III : Of the more Important Divisions and Essential Parts of Knowledge
The sleep of reason produces monsters. Francisco Goya (1799)
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford
If we’re not a little uncomfortable every day, we’re not growing. All the good stuff is outside our comfort zone. Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. Sir Claus Moser
He, who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave. Sir William Drummond of Logiealmond (1805) Academical Questions
An unexamined life is not worth living. Socrates