Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.
—William James (American Philosopher)
Sleep is a healing balm for every ill.
Listening is more important than talking. Just hit your mark and believe what you say. Just listen to people and react to what they are saying.
—Jimmy Fallon (American Comedian)
I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
—Beverly Sills (American Singer)
Education makes a greater difference between man and man than nature has made between man and brute.
—John Adams (American Head of State)
What are numbers knit|By force or custom? Man who man would be,|Must rule the empire of himself; in it|Must be supreme, establishing his throne|On vanquished will, quelling the anarchy|Of hopes and fears, being himself alone.
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (English Poet)
My effort should never be to undermine another’s faith but to make him a better follower of his own faith.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
—George Soros (American Investor)
Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
I think the world really boils down to two types of people – those who see shapes in cloud formations, and those who just see clouds.