As it is, the lover of inquiry must follow his beloved wherever it may lead him.
Beyond all sciences, philosophies, theologies, and histories, a child's relentless inquiry is truly all it takes to remind us that we don't know as much as we think we know.
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectural agents against error.
Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
When you know better you do better.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.
|Neil Degrasse Tyson||Thinkers|
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep and conformists.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds
Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.
|John C. Maxwell||Communicators|
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated
Ideology knows the answer before the question has been asked. Principles are something different.
If your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
|Neil Degrasse Tyson||Open-Minded|
Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
|George Bernard Shaw||Open-Minded|
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
A mind is a like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
|Ralph Waldo Emerson||Caring|
It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.