Quotes Stefanee likes

Quotes Stefanee likes from Danes:

The ugly Duckling 1844, HC Andersen, Danish writer:

“He felt quite glad that he had come through so much trouble and misfortune, for now he had a fuller understanding of his own good fortune. “

Søren Kierkeggard, Danish philosopher:

“To dare is to lose one’s foot momentarily, not to dare is to lose oneself.”

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

“Patience is necessary, and one cannot reep immediately where one has sown.”

 

Quotes Stefanee likes from James Joyce, Irish author:

“God spoke to you by so many voices but you would not hear.”

“A woman’s love is always maternal and egoistic.”

“If Ulysses is not fit to read life is not fit to live.”

“Absence, the highest form of presence.”

“The important thing is not what we write but how we write and in my opinion the modern writer must be an adventurer above all, willing to take every risk, and be prepared to founder in his effort if need be – in other words we must write dangerously. “

“Fall if you will, but rise you must.”

“What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is my own.”

Quotes Stefanee likes from Skakespeare:

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

There’s beggery in love that can be reckoned”

“Hear my soul speak – of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service”

“Love is blind, and lovers cannot see, the pretty follies that themselves commit”

Quotes from Lao Tseu:

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

“life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

“Those who know do not speak.  Those who speak do not know.”

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.”

“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future.  If you are at peace you are living in the present.”

“Silence is a source of Great Strength”

“Stop thinking and end your problems”

“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”

“Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness.  Kindness in giving creates love.”

“Act without expectation”

Various quotes:

“The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.” Albert Einstein

“There are two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

“Love is a better teacher than duty.” Albert Einstein

“Stay away from negative people.  They have a problem for every solution.” Albert Einstein

“God may be subtle but he isn’t plain mean.” Albert Einstein

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Albert Einstein

“I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.” Albert Einstein

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” Albert Einstein

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” Albert Einstein

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Albert Einstein

“When the solution is simple God is answering.” Albert Einstein

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” Albert Einstein

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” Albert Ellis

“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” Blaise Pascal

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau

“Ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Harold Whitman

“If love is true then it is shared” me

Quotes from Confucius:

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

“The cautious seldom err.”

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

“Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.”

“Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou will go near the gods.”

“When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it.  that is knowledge.”

“I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.”

“Heaven means to be one with God”

“I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.”

“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”

“The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.”

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”

“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love.  This is how the whole scheme of things works.  All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are easy to get.”

“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.”

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.”

“The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.”

“The object of the superior man is truth.”

“The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest, success only comes later.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

“When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.”

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

George Washington

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation.

When you meet with one of greater quality than yourself stop, and …give way for him to pass.  

Ovid:

“Bear and endure: this sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.”

“All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.”

“Let your hook be always cast.  In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.”

“If you want to be loved, be lovable.”

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.”

“Everything comes gradually and at its appointed hour.”

“Love is full of anxious fears.”

“Love is a credulous thing.”

“Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.”

“Give way to your opponent; thus you will gain the crown of victory.”

“You will go most safely in the middle.”

“The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.”

“He who would not be idle, let him fall in love.”

Socrates

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”

“The only true wisdom is to know you know nothing.”

“No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the Gods.”

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”

“Know thyself.”

“I pray Thee, O God! that I may be beautiful within”

“The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.”

“Remember, no human condition is ever permanent.  Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

“Every action has its pleasures and its price.”

“All human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.”

“If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all.”

“One should never do wrong in return, not mistreat at any man, no matter how one has been mistreated by him.”

“The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“The greatest blessing granted to mankind comes by way of madness, which is a divine gift.”

“When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporate forms, it acquires s surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.”

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.”

“We cannot live better than seeking to become better.”

“To be is to do.”

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.”

“There is no greater evil one can suffer than to hate reasonable discourse.”

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but building the new.”

“From virtue comes money and every other good of man.”

“Goodness brings wealth and every other blessing, both for the individual and to the state.”

“I respect and love you but I shall obey the God rather than you.”

“Every poet has some muse from whom he is suspended, and by whom he is said to be possessed, which is nearly the same thing, for he is taken hold of.”

“I don’t know why i did it, I don’t know why i enjoyed it and i don’t know why I’ll do it again.”

” We approach truth only as much as we depart from life.”

“Human nature will not easily find a better helper than Eros.”

“The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”

“By far the greatest and most admirable form of wisdom is that needed to plan and beautify cities and human communities.”

“No greater misfortune could happen to anyone than that of developing a dislike for argument.  We should recognize that we ourselves are still intellectual invalids – but we must brace ourselves and do our best to become healthy.”

“Is something good because the gods approve it? Or do the gods approve of it because it is good?”

“Why should we pay so much attention to what “Most people” think?  The really reasonable people who have more claim to be considered, will believe that the facts are exactly as they are.”

“When the debate is over, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”