A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the world’s ignorance and press for admission.
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.
Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.
You’ll likely learn more of enduring value from an hour of wise googling than from any course.
The people who oppose your ideas the most are those who represent the establishment that your ideas will upset.
—Anthony J. D’Angelo
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect.
Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.
—Laurence J. Peter
The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews. The ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews.
The want of money is the root of all evil.
The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception.
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
—Robert A. Heinlein
The more a man possesses over and above what he uses, the more careworn he becomes.
—George Bernard Shaw
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
—George Bernard Shaw
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Wisdom is the daughter of experience.
—Leonardo da Vinci
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.