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I am two with nature
If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.
Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday.
80% of success is just showing up
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen
Tradition is the illusion of permanance
Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness
To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
“I'm smart enough to know that I'm dumb.”
“It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong”
“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”
Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.
The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to.
Most people would have given up when faced with all the criticism I've received over the years.
People don't just get upset. They contribute to their upsetness.
People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.
People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware.
Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional.
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.
There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.
We teach people that they upset themselves. We can't change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.
You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.
A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent.
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