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Wise Quotes about Precisely

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One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Become more and more innocent,
less knowledgeable and more childlike.
Take life as fun -
because that's precisely what it is!
- Osho

One should never know too precisely
whom one has married
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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The universe we observe has precisely
the properties we should expect
if there is, at bottom, no design,
no purpose, no evil, no good,
nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.
- Charles Darwin

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat,
for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator,
while the wolf denounces him for the same act
as the destroyer of liberty,
especially as the sheep was a black one.
Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed
upon a definition of the word liberty;
and precisely the same difference
prevails today among us human creatures
- Abraham Lincoln

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

 

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

True wisdom cannot be learned in a lifetime,
but can be revealed in a moment,
for it has always lived within each and every one of us.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

About most subjects, there is not "The Truth;"
there is merely one's personal truth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying
about things which are beyond the power of our will.
- Epictetus

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

One cannot have a mind that is empty of all thoughts,
but one can have a mind that is content with
whatever thoughts fill it at the moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak.
- Epictetus

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.
- Joan Baez

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self,
can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent
of what nature has revealed to us.
- Albert Einstein

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
- Henry David Thoreau

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

This isn't a rehearsal or a practice life.
This is your real life - your one and only real life.
There are no retakes - no second chances.
Begin now - live full out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How is it that one rails against that
which is nearly a certainty?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

Listen to all, plucking a feather
from every passing goose,
but, follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese Proverb

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

An instructed and intelligent people
are always more decent and orderly
than an ignorant and stupid one.
- Adam Smith

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau


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