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Wise Quotes about Riddles

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The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a Book of Riddles,
with the Real Lessons Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The Book of Life is a Book of Riddles,
with its Real Lessons Writ Small in the Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dance with a Light Heart.
I play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

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I am a man of few words, but many riddles.
- Frank Gorshin

On what can we now place our hopes of solving the many
riddles which still exist as to the origin and composition
of cosmic rays? It must be emphasized here above all
that to attain really decisive progress greater funds must be made available.
- Victor Francis Hess

It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged
crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical
analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field.
Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers.
- Thomas Kuhn

A major difficulty is that the answer to the Riddle
of the Sphinx is partly a product of the answers that
we already have given to the riddle in its various forms.
- Gregory Bateson

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
- Winston Churchill

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery,
for man is the riddle of the universe,
and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

It's like the riddle of the Sphinx...
why are there so many great unmarried women,
and no great unmarried men?
- Sarah Jessica Parker

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted
fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
- Gregory Bateson

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.
- Karl Kraus

It is of first-class importance that our answer to
the Riddle of the Sphinx should be in step with how
we conduct our civilisation,
and this should in turn be in step with the actual
workings of living systems.
- Gregory Bateson

Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're
going to solve that riddle,
but they could also be helpful on Iraq,
which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.
- Frank Carlucci

I can't do all that riddly diddly stuff.
I'm not good enough.
It's all about not playing.
- Will Champion

The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals.
In fact, the U.N.
itself is a scandal.
- Ginny B. Waite

Religion as a human phenomenon is as riddled through
with potential for both good and evil as any other phenomenon.
- Richard John Neuhaus

Unfortunately, the American justice system is just
riddled with lies and inconsistencies.
- Tommy Chong

We don't grow unless we take risks.
Any successful company is riddled with failures.
- James E. Burke

However, yes, especially as one gets older,
you know, you really hope that your music will become
more generally available,
even though some of the performances might be riddled with faults.
- John Eaton

Skepticism, riddling the faith of yesterday,
prepared the way for the faith of tomorrow.
- Romain Rolland

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense
of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The capacity to combine commitment with skepticism
is essential to democracy.
- Mary Catherine Bateson

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism.
- Elliot Richardson

I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the
time about whether the Internet held any promise.
And of course I felt that it did.
- Jim Clark

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

I'm the most cynical person, and I know what that sounds like when you say,
I don't drink and drive, and I don't.
But I know people look at that with skepticism,
and I understand.
- Tracey Gold

The most striking development of the great depression
of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary
society among large sections of the American people.
- C. L. R. James

Skepticism is an important historical tool.
It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
- Samuel E. Morison

My position now, especially in this town,
adds an element of skepticism with people you meet -
especially girls.
I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult.
- Jason Biggs

The logic of validation allows us to move between the
two limits of dogmatism and skepticism.
- Paul Ricoeur

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
- Denis Diderot

Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
- George Santayana

The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses
to acknowledge authority,
as such.
For him, skepticism is the highest of duties;
blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
- Thomas Huxley

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism.
- George Jean Nathan

Skepticism has never founded empires,
established principals, or changed the world's heart.
The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
- Louis Pasteur

The same principles which at first view lead to skepticism,
pursued to a certain point, bring men back to common sense.
- George Berkeley

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey
the most important lesson science can teach:
skepticism.
- David Suzuki

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt

We all approached doing a sequel with great trepidation and skepticism.
- Jason Biggs

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
- John Dewey

Its attitude, which it has preached and practiced,
is skepticism.
Now, it finds, the public is applying that skepticism to the press.
- Thomas Griffith

Skepticism is the sadism of embittered souls.
- Emile M. Cioran

The natural cause of the human mind
is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
- Thomas Jefferson

On the road from the City of Skepticism,
I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
- Adam Smith

Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism.
It would be an offense against polite conventions to
press our doubts too far.
- George Santayana

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism,
tuberculosis, and some other diseases,
much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
- Simone Weil

Large skepticism leads to large understanding.
Small skepticism leads to small understanding.
No skepticism leads to no understanding.
- Xi Zhi

It is evident that skepticism, while it makes no actual change in man,
always makes him feel better.
- Ambrose Bierce

Where journalists have gotten themselves in trouble
over the last few decades is that their skepticism
often extends only to American officials,
the U.S.
military and Republican politicians.
- Linda Chavez

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life
what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth:
namely,
a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of
skepticism about America which resides in the minds
of even America's closest friends.
That America can't be quite as good as it says it is.
And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?
- Robert MacNeil

I've encountered a lot of people who sound like critics
but very few who have substantive criticisms.
There is a lot of skepticism, but it seems to be more
a matter of inertia than it is of people having some
real reason for thinking something else.
- K. Eric Drexler

Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense,
absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing,
the other of not knowing.
What philosophy should dissipate is certainty,
whether of knowledge or ignorance.
- Bertrand Russell

It is the press that has taken these charges and accusations
and blown them up without any kind of skepticism whatsoever -
blown them into realities and treated them as if they were true.
- Dixie Lee Ray

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Those who are highly evolved,
maintain an undiscriminating perception.
Seeing everything, labeling nothing,
they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness.
Thus they are supported by it.
- Lao Tzu

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.
Make sure you eat a variety of foods,
get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Sasha Cohen


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