Quotations designed to help you think creatively and avoid fanaticism.

 

To say a sheep has five legs doesn't make it so.

Abraham Lincoln

Absurdity: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Ambrose Bierce

The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself a fool.

Shakespeare

Cultivation of the mind is as necessary as food to the body.

Cicero

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising each time we fall.

Confucius

Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge.

A.J. Heschel

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T.S. Eliot

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have.

Lin Yu-T'ang

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Aesop

To be blind is bad, but worse it is to have eyes and not to see.

Helen Keller

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott