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This section contains my favorite quotes where some of them are superimposed on my own images or the images I helped taking (see the image below). These picture quotes can be browsed from here and the rest is below.

 

Quotes in Pictures 

 


 

 

Albert Einstein - (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. A German-Swiss Nobel laureate, he is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."

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"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." 

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"

"The more success the quantum theory has, the sillier it looks."

"Although I have been prevented by outward circumstances from observing a strictly vegetarian diet, I have long been an adherent to the cause in principle. Besides agreeing with the aims of vegetarianism for aesthetic and moral reasons, it is my view that a vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."

"So I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore."

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

"Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind."

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

"It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure." 

"Anyone who becomes seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe, a spirit vastly superior to that of man."

"The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms." 

"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that behind all the discernible concatenations there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious."

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

"Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

"Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself."

"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits." 

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

"A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it."

"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."

"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." 

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking."

"Never memorize something that you can look up."

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

"The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up."

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity"

"Black holes are where God divided by zero."

"What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right."

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."

"Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth."

"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

"Time is an illusion."

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

"It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind."

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." 

"Genuis is 1% talent and 99% percent hardwork..."

"I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking"

"If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it."

"Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them."

"Imagination is the highest form of research."

"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."

"It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."

"We all know that light travels faster than sound. That's why certain people appear bright until you hear them speak."

"Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."

"It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception."

"Common sense is what tells us the earth is flat."

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."

"To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself."

"A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing."

"It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom." 

"Information is not knowledge."

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."

"Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter."

"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university."

"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men."

"The man who regards life as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but almost disqualified for life."

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

"How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill! In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot."

"Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action!"

"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."

"The finest emotion of which we are capable is the mystic emotion. Herein lies the germ of all art and all true science. Anyone to whom this feeling is alien, who is no longer capable of wonderment and lives in a state of fear is a dead man. To know that what is impenetrable for us really exists and manifests itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, whose gross forms alone are intelligible to our poor faculties - this knowledge, this feeling ... that is the core of the true religious sentiment. In this sense, and in this sense alone, I rank myself among profoundly religious men."

"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value."



 

Kurt Gödel - (April 28, 1906, Brno, Moravia, Austria–Hungary – January 14, 1978, Princeton, New Jersey, USA) was an Austrian logician, mathematician and philosopher. One of the most significant logicians of all time, Gödel made an immense impact upon scientific and philosophical thinking in the 20th century.

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"Intuition is not proof; it is the opposite of proof. We do not analyze intuition to see a proof but by intuition we see something without a proof."

"Positivists decline to acknowledge any a priori knowledge. They wish to reduce everything to sense perceptions. Generally they contradict themselves in that they deny introspection as experience. … They use too narrow a notion of experience and introduce an arbitrary bound on what experience is …. "

"Consciousness is connected with one unity. A machine is composed of parts."

"Whole and unity; thing or entity or being. Every whole is a unity and every unity that is divisible is a whole. For example, the primitive concepts, the monads, the empty set, and the unit sets are unities but not wholes. Every unity is something and not nothing. Any unity is a thing or an entity or a being. Objects and concepts are unities and beings." 

"Don’t collect data. If you know everything about yourself, you know everything. There is no use burdening yourself with a lot of data. Once you understand yourself, you understand human nature and then the rest follows."

"To explain everything is impossible: not realizing this fact produces inhibition."

"Learn to act correctly: everybody has shortcomings, believes in something wrong, and live to carry out his mistakes."

"In materialism all elements behave the same. It is mysterious to think of them as spread out and automatically united. For something to be a whole, it has to have an additional object, say, a soul or a mind. “Matter” refers to one way of perceiving things, and elementary particles are a lower form of mind. Mind is separate from matter."

 


 

Ludwig Boltzman - (February 20, 1844 – September 5, 1906) was an Austrian physicist famous for his founding contributions in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. He was one of the most important advocates for atomic theory when that scientific model was still highly controversial.

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 "A closer look at the course followed by developing theory reveals for a start that it is by no means as continuous as one might expect, but full of breaks and at least apparently not along the shortest logical path. Certain methods often afforded the most handsome results only the other day, and many might well have thought that the development of science to infinity would consist in no more than their constant application. Instead, on the contrary, they suddenly reveal themselves as exhausted and the attempt is made to find other quite disparate methods. In that event there may develop a struggle between the followers of the old methods and those of the newer ones. The former's point of view will be termed by their opponents as out-dated and outworn, while its holders in turn belittle the innovators as corrupters of true classical science."

"Since a given system can never of its own accord go over into another equally probable state but into a more probable one, it is likewise impossible to construct a system of bodies that after traversing various states returns periodically to its original state, that is a perpetual motion machine."

"The most ordinary things are to philosophy a source of insoluble puzzles. In order to explain our perceptions it constructs the concept of matter and then finds matter quite useless either for itself having or for causing perceptions in a mind. With infinite ingenuity it constructs a concept of space or time and then finds it absolutely impossible that there be objects in this space or that processes occur during this time ... The source of this kind of logic lies in excessive confidence in the so-called laws of thought."

 


 

Lao Tzu - (According to Chinese tradition, Laozi lived in the 6th century BC) was a philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism. Lao Tzu literally means "old master", and is generally considered honorific. 

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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

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

"Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox."

"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."

"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty."

"He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened."

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."

"He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know."

"He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much."

"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."

"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."

"In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present."

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."

"Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires."

"Nature is not human hearted."

"One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others." 

"One who is too insistent on his own views, finds few to agree with him."

"Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." 

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

"The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness."

"The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own."

"The words of truth are always paradoxical."

"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."

"To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect."

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."

"Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained." 

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."

 



Confucius - (traditionally 28 September 551 BC – 479 BC) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.

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"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people."

"A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

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

 

 


 

Thomas Campbell -  a physicists, NASA consultant, long-term consciousness researcher and the author of My Big TOE trilogy. Tom began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe's laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running.

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"Your belief systems limit your reality to a sub-set of the solution space that does not contain the answer."

"We routinely adjust our interpretation of events and our scientific theories to satisfy the dogmatic requirements of our beliefs. Theories that violate our cultural and scientific beliefs are preposterous by definition and are not taken seriously by the majority of scientist. Our beliefs set the boundaries and define the limits of our science - they always have and any reasonably accurate history of science will verify that fact. That most scientist from pre-history to the present day, feel that though belief obviously blinded their forebears, it does not seriously inhibit their own clear vision."

"If you think the constraints of space-time are annoying because you are constrained to read word by word what a more natural, less constrained, mind could transmit, comprehend and thoroughly absorb in a few quick gulps, criminy, I had to type the damn thing with just two stubby little physical fingers and a pair of drugstore glasses."   

"In any reality frame, One must strive to become aware of one’s abilities and limitations and discover the operational causality of the immediate environment."

"A man who will not leave his room because he does not know how, or is afraid to open the door, is trapped just the same whether or not the door is locked."

"Simply walk fearlessly with love into whatever comes and everything will come out right. The larger consciousness system takes care of its own – no soldier is left behind." 

"My intent is to set your mind free to find truth, not to pile on another layer of belief on top of what you already have, or replace one of your current beliefs with a new one. Freedom - spiritual, emotional, and intellectual freedom - provides the necessary environment for learning. Open minded skepticism is the primary tool you will need to maintain a free mind capable of significant evolutionary progress." 

"Do not worry about the future, it will come upon you gradually and only as you are ready for it – there are no big bumps or sudden transitions – you grow gradually from one stage to the next. Everything will open and become available as you need it and can profitably use it (not necessarily as you want it), no loose ends will be left flapping about. Your transitions will not come at the expense of others. All evolution is generally optimized for the system, not for individuals. Individuals do not evolve at the system’s expense – we are all one. The whole system is evolving."

"Begin to understand your beliefs and their limitations. Inspect your ego regularly to see if it is growing or shrinking and expose some of its more blatant fantasies in yourself, then to your loved ones and finally to your friends. Dedicate some of your energy every day to finding and verifying the truth. Become aware of your motivations and intents. Turn off the TV and get acquainted with your mind. Learn to meditate. Be kind and loving in all your interactions with others. Stop thinking about yourself and your wants, needs and desires. Figure out what your fears are and outgrow them. And above all, continue to objectively taste that pudding to see how you are doing. Only real measurable, bona fide objective results are acceptable. If you do not get results that you, as well as others, can easily see after a serious six-month effort, do something else. Be patient, real progress takes serious dedication over a long time. Have fun always. Just go do it. You don't need to know how!"

"People are about as aware of their individuality as they are blind to their conformity." 

"That a million smart people say "yes" is not a good reason for you to say "yes" if you do not have the experience and understanding to support it. Determining truth is not a democratic process ruled by the majority. It is also not something that someone else can do for you. Do not let these smart people sway you to agree with them simply because they are smart."

"It's not about the body; you are consciousness. That's what you are. Your consciousness is already out of your body. You don't need to get out of your body, you just need to get into your consciousness."

“We do whatever comes to us at the moment -- what we do matters little -- the intent behind the doing is an expression of our being that matters much. The feedback from the doing informs the quality of the being to modify its intent -- this is the bootstrap by which we pull ourselves up.”

 “If it is not your truth, based on your experience, then don’t believe it -- Remain skeptical and open minded. Whether it is true or not is the wrong question.” 

 “There is but one truth, however there are many expressions of it.”

“After we grow up enough, we no longer need pain to get our attention -- we learn to continue growing while remaining happy and positive because we understand the nature of existence -- we already know what really matters and why. Our capacity to love and to give expands without being prodded by pain and misfortune.” 

“Fundamental assumptions in general and scientific assumptions in particular are so hard to overturn because they are based on belief. Beliefs are so hard to overcome because they are irrational and therefore do not yield to logical argument.”

“In short, Believe Nothing, Explore Everything, Know what you Know. Know More." 

“Absolutes in communication are reflections of ego.” 

“The bottom line is that the larger consciousness system is designed and constructed to support your personal growth in every and any way that could possibly be effective for you. It will not help you experience things that are likely to increase your entropy -- you do enough of that yourself.” 

“Words are tricky little things – one must read between the lines rather than try to logically parse one’s interpreted meaning of another’s words because all meaning is necessarily subjective.” 

“Words are imprecise symbols and metaphors. They mean different thing to different people because both context and interpretation is personal.” 

“The being level speaks the language of art, music, color shape and pattern directly -- a language that requires no words -- is not limited by words -- nor does it have the specificity of words and thus cannot be broken onto parts that can be manipulated or analyzed by the intellect. It must be swallowed, whole not parsed, sorted and justified.”

"You are a creator that exhibits, uses, and manipulates the evolution of consciousness and you are the result of that same process at both the nonphysical and physical levels." 

"More often than not, the tastiest and most nourishing part of life lies in experiencing the process, not in attaining the goal."

"Improving the quality of consciousness, advancing the quality and depth of awareness, understanding your nature and purpose, manifesting universal unconditional love, letting go of fear, and eliminating ego, desires, wants, needs or preconceived notions - these are the attributes and the results of a successfully evolving consciousness. What do the facts of your life, the facts of your existence, and your results say about the quality of your consciousness, the effectiveness of your process, or the size of your picture?"

 


 

Nikola Tesla - (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor, mechanical engineer, and electrical engineer. He was an important contributor to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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"If Edison had a needle to find in a haystack, he would proceed at once with the diligence of the bee to examine straw after straw until he found the object of his search.I was a sorry witness of such doings, knowing that a little theory and calculation would have saved him ninety per cent of his labor."

"But instinct is something which transcends knowledge. We have, undoubtedly, certain finer fibers that enable us to perceive truths when logical deduction, or any other willful effort of the brain, is futile."

"A new idea must not be judged by its immediate results."

"My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labour and sacrifices made."

“The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” 

 


 

Max Planck - (April 23, 1858 – October 4, 1947) was a German physicist. He is considered to be the founder of the quantum theory, and thus one of the most important physicists of the twentieth century. Planck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

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"All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter."

 

 “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it”

 

"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of it without any practical purpose whatsoever in view"

 

"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve."

 

 


 

David Bohm - (20 December 1917 – 27 October 1992) was an American-born British quantum physicist who made contributions in the fields of theoretical physics, philosophy  and neuropsychology, and to the Manhattan Project.

 

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"In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe."

 

"Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion that the fragments are really separate is, in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely urgent crises that is confronting us today."

 

"Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness."

 

"The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained." 

 

"Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then saying that they are there naturally." 

 

"I would say that in my scientific and philosophical work, my main concern has been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of consciousness in particular as a coherent whole, which is never static or complete but which is an unending process of movement and unfoldment...." 

 

"If [man] thinks of the totality as constituted of independent fragments, then that is how his mind will tend to operate, but if he can include everything coherently and harmoniously in an overall whole that is undivided, unbroken, and without a border then his mind will tend to move in a similar way, and from this will flow an orderly action within the whole."

 

 "Of course, one of the main legitimate functions of thought has always been to help provide security, guaranteeing shelter and food for instance. However, this function went wrong when the principle source of insecurity came to be the operation of thought itself."

 


 

 

Ervin Laszlo - (born 1932 in Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian philosopher of science, systems theorist, integral theorist, originally a classical pianist. He has published about 75 books and over 400 papers, and is editor of World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution.

 

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"The primary reality is the quantum vacuum, the energy- and information-filled plenum that underlies our universe, and all universes in the Metaverse."

"The subtle energies and information that underlie this universe were there before its particles of matter appeared and will be there after these particles disappear." 

"Underlying the diversified and localized gross layers of ordinary consciousness there is a unified, nonlocalized, and subtle layer, pure consciousness." 

"We as individuals are not immortal, but our experience is. The traces of everything we have ever experienced persist, and they can be forever recalled." 

 

 

 


 

Siddhartha Gautama - was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." The time of his birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th-century historians dated his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion may be dating his death to between 411 and 400 BCE.

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"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease."

"He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye."

"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed."

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. "

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

"This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain."

"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.”

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.” 

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.” 

 “Better the man that conquer a thousand thousand men is the one who conquer one, himself.”

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” 

“A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so he escapes the suffering.” 

“When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble.” 

 


 

Mahatma Ghandi - (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha - resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence, which helped India to gain independence, and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is often referred to as Mahatma Gandhi (mah?tm? or "Great Soul", an honorific  first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore).  He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err."

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."

"You must be the change you want to see in the world."

"Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well."

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.”

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated... I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.”

"Even if you are in a minority of one, the truth is the truth"

"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the? prerogative of the brave"

"I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world - if we are superior to it."

“Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong."

 


 

Jiddu Krishnamurti - (12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was an Indian writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual issues. His subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive change in society. Maintaining that society is ultimately the product of the interactions of individuals, he held that fundamental societal change can emerge only through freely undertaken radical change in the individual. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

"The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. "

"Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay."

"A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man."

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."

"You are the world."

 "The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." 

 


 

 Gregg Braden - internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. Following a successful career as a Computer Geologist for Phillips Petroleum during the 1970s energy crisis, he became a Senior Computer Systems Designer for Martin Marietta Defense Systems during the last year of the Cold War. In 1991 he was appointed the first Technical Operations Manager for Cisco Systems where he led the development of the global support team that assures the reliability of today’s Internet.

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"The world around us is nothing more and nothing less than a mirror of what we have become from within."

"Every thing that could possibly exist arises from the same single Source." 

"Quantum science suggests the existence of many possible futures for each moment of our lives. Each future lies in a state of rest until it is awakened by choices made in the present. A two-thousand year old scroll written by the prophet Isaiah describes precisely such possibilities in a language that we are just beginning to understand. In addition to sharing his visions of our time, Isaiah described the science of how we choose which future we experience. Each time we do so, we experience the Isaiah Effect. "

 

 



The Dalai Lama -  is a Buddhist leader of religious officials of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word ????? "Dalai" meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word "Blama" (with a silent b) meaning "chief" or "high priest."" Lama" is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who descend from the bodhisattva Avalokite?vara. Traditionally, he is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others.

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 "Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.”

"I feel that the moment you adopt a sense of caring for others, it brings you inner strength. Inner strength brings inner tranquillity, greater self-confidence. Because of such attitudes, even when things going on around you seem hostile and negative, you can still sustain your peace of mind."

"Compassion creates a positive, friendly atmosphere. With such an attitude, you can create the possibility of receiving affection or a positive response from someone else. If the other person doesn't respond to you in a positive way, your own feeling of openness gives you the flexibility and freedom to change your approach as needed and still allows for the possibility of having a meaningful conversation with them."

"My basic belief is that first you need to realize the usefulness of compassion, that's the key factor. Once you accept the fact that compassion is not something childish or sentimental, once you realize that compassion is something really worthwhile and realize its deeper value, then you immediately develop an attraction towards it, a willingness to cultivate it."

"Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of responsibility and concern for the welfare of others."

"Material progress and a higher standard of living bring us greater comfort and health, but do not lead to a transformation of the mind, which is the only thing capable of providing lasting peace. Profound happiness, unlike fleeting pleasures, is spiritual in nature. It depends on the happiness of others and it is based on love and affection."

 


 

Paul Mc Cartney - (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer–songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, businessman, record and film producer, poet, painter, and animal rights activist. Formerly of The Beatles and Wings, according to Guinness World Records, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music.  McCartney gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles, alongside John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. McCartney and Lennon formed one of the most influential and successful song-writing partnerships and wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music.

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 "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian. We feel better about ourselves and better about the animals, knowing we're not contributing to their pain.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Charles Darwin - (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. He published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species. The scientific community and much of the general public came to accept evolution as a fact in his lifetime, but it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed that natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.

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 "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Leonardo Da Vinci - (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype  of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest  painters  of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.

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"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”

“If man wants freedom why keep birds and animals in cages? Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them. We live by the death of others. We are burial places! I have since an early age abjured the use of meat.”

"As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death."

"He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

"He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast."

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death."

"Learning never exhausts the mind."

"Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel."

"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

"There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see."

"Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge."

"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die."

"You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand."

 


 

George Bernard Shaw - (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his writings deal sternly with prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy to make their stark themes more palatable. Shaw examined education, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege.

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"We are the living graves of murdered beasts, slaughtered to satisfy our appetites. How can we hope in this world to attain the peace we say we are so anxious for."

"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."

"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them, that's the essence of inhumanity.”

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

“If a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth — beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals — would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?”

 

 


 

Leo Tolstoy - (9 September 1828 – 20 November 1910), was a Russian writer widely regarded as the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction.

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 "As long as there are slaughterhouses ... there will be battlefields."

 "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Edmund Burke - (12 January 1729 - 9 July 1797) was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher who, after relocating to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party. He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution.

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 "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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"Isn't man an amazing animal? He kills wildlife - birds, kangaroos, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice, foxes and dingoes - by the million in order to protect his domestic animals and their feed. Then he kills domestic animals by the billion and eats them. This in turn kills man by the millions, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative - and fatal - health conditions like heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer. So then man tortures and kills millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases. Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals. Meanwhile, some people are dying of sad laughter at the absurdity of man, who kills so easily and so violently, and once a year, sends out cards praying for Peace on Earth."

 


 

These are some of my words, which people seemed to like

"When I look at the stars, I see the past. When I look inside the mind, I paint the future."

"The past is a memory, the future is in stars. Be in the present moment as this shall only last."

"Most people are programs, only few people are programmers"

"Forcing people to do this or that is unlikely to bring about any significant change. Inspire them instead because if you do it right, they will arrive to their own conclusions, which might be very similar to yours."

"Paradox is that people generally take so much care of their possessions yet neglect the most important ones, the human body and mind."

"I was asked what I want to become and I said nobody because becoming someone or something is comparable to chasing your own shadow. You are already whatever you can imagine you want to be, just need to understand that what you think you'll eventually become. Therefore, in some sense, you are already becoming your own imagination of your future self." 

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