Inspirational Quotations #566

Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won’t.
Alfred Korzybski

Wisdom before experience is only words; wisdom after experience is of no avail.
Mark Van Doren

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Alexis Carrel

Depression is the inability to construct a future.
Rollo May

Power abdicates only under stress of counter-power.
Martin Buber

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.
Elizabeth Bowen

Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
Og Mandino

What I cannot love, I overlook.
Anais Nin

We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Every time you get angry, you poison your own system.
Alfred A. Montapert

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce

The sign for which I forge an image has no value if it doesn’t harmonize with other signs, which I must determine in the course of my invention and which are completely peculiar to it.
Henri Matisse

Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Margot Fonteyn

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