All my instincts are one way, and all the facts are the other, and I much fear that British juries have not yet attained that pitch of intelligence when they will give the preference to...
—Arthur Conan Doyle
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
The voice says, maybe you don’t go to hell for the things you do. Maybe you go to hell for the things you don’t do. The things you don’t finish.
Littlewood, on Hardy’s own estimate, is the finest mathematician he has ever known. He was the man most likely to storm and smash a really deep and formidable problem; there was no one else who...
And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight – isn’t that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you’re less fearful and...
Creativity is not intelligence, it is the ability to do what you did not know through the use of what you know.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
Mathilde made an effort to use the more intimate form; she was evidently more attentive to this unusual way of speaking than to what she was saying. This use of the singular form, stripped of...
The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.
It may be necessary to stand on the outside of one is to see things clearly.
The meaning of an education learned by a person is not truly measured by his growth attained in the profession, but by his action reflected in his assigned task consistently towards bringing the mark of...
The Widdern — the non-magical world, where science rules and many people believe that magic only exists in books. They’re wrong.
Would you rather have sight, or insight? I’d rather have a double cheeseburger.
Perhaps one day, all these conflicts will end, and it won’t be because of great statesmen or churches or organisations like this one. It’ll be because people have changed. They’ll be like you, Puffin. More...
Destroy your life; then put it back together.You’ll get great material, meet some fascinating characters and – side benefit – the skills you develop will give you greater compassion, insight and range with the people...
If you help someones bank account rise But you can’t help their heart feel… Really, what is your value?
Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.
In vain does the disguised traveller inwardly rebel against the influences and impressions which are wearing away his real self. The impressions of the past lose more and more their hold on him until they...
For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.
—Anne M. Nordhaus Bike
People are wonderful one at a time. Each one of them has an entire hologram of the universe somewhere within them.
Being angry at the mistakes made by the heart will only leave you bitter.
Everything can change in a heartbeat; it can slip away in an instant. Everything you trust, and treasure, whatever brings you comfort, comes at a terrible cost. Health is temporary; money disappears. Safety is nothing...
Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.
Some persons can’t accept the truth, due to their inability to let go of their own perceptions
Macbeth does murder sleep – the innocent sleep,Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,The death of each day’s life, sore labor’s bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, chief nourisher in...
Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding…
Art brings you closer to whatever your present is, your own breathing being.
If you want success and wealth, then stop spending too much time on cyber world.
It seems like all the time people are making themselves themselves, but they don’t really know it. You can only have true visions when you look behind. A person can slide so fast into being...
Sudden revelations vanish just as suddenly.
Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.
V geometrickém světě, jehož objev byl umožněn onou pozoruhodnou schopností proniknout skrze čtverec nakreslený v písku ke čtverci geometrickému, nalezla řecká antika místo, v němž se nachází pravda v ničím nezastřené podobě.
The women we really love are the women who complete us, who have the qualities we can borrow and so become something nearer to whole men. Just as we complete them, of course; it’s not...
Questions of personal priority, however interesting they may be to the persons concerned, sink into insignificance in the prospect of any gain of deeper insight into the secrets of nature.
A man is at his best when he is simply not like the rest in all his life’s test.
They had only ever discussed books but what, in this life, is more personal than books?
I never realized it was all a game,until I started winning.
Anne walked home very slowly in the moonlight. The evening had changed something for her. Life held a different meaning, a deeper purpose. On the surface it would go on just the same; but the...
Your impact on the lives of others–your family, the people at your church, your workmates–is cultivated with each decision you make, no matter how small.
How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to...
inner eye” as such.
He’s threatening to breed polo ponies, but he’s always been a man of great ideas, but little action, so I don’t suppose he will.
Now here’s the thing about being a little off-center; you’re never sure if you’re a bona fide loon or if you have insight that other people don’t have.You have to navigate through life using a...
who journeyed to Denver, who died in Denver, who came back to Denver & waited in vain, who watched over Denver & brooded and loned in Denver and finally went away to find out the...
It is debatable whether blind faith is truly faith at all. Faith is the perceptive gray area where scientific facts meet an individual’s experiential truths – the extreme of the former is left feeling in...
People have the power to change their perspective. They just get caught up in an endless cycle of foolish things that don’t matter.
Live your best life.Live your dreams.
—Lailah Gifty Akita
The insights we receive when going silent, it’s our gift to ourselves. Returning and living them, sharing them, that is our gift to the world.
When we practice metta, we open continuously to the truth of our actual experience, changing our relationship to life.
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