John Cooley

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The following are all the quotes that randomly appear on the home page.


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of the Universe that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others....

1994 Inaugural Speech, Nelson Mandella

Children have more need of models than of critics.

Joseph Joubert

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children.

Marie Montessori

To become a father is not hard. To be a father is.

Wilhelm Busch

Ale
has too often
been praised by poets.
The longer you drink
the less sense
your mind makes of things.

Viking saying

MAGIC

Sandra's seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblins' gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I've had to make myself.

Shel Silverstein

Hug O' War

I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.

Shel Silverstein

INVITATION

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

Shel Silverstein

In religion, as in everything else, survival is assured only by change.

Harvy Cox

We can never be better for our religion if our neighbor be worse for it.

William Penn

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

Carl Sagan

I find it elevating and exhilarating to discover that we live in a universe which permits the evolution of molecular machines as intricate and subtle as we.

Carl Sagan

We are all connected; To each other, biologically; To the earth, chemically; To the rest of the universe atomically.

deGrasse Tyson

Nobody ever finds life worth living. One always has to make it worth living. All the people to whom life has been abundantly worth living have made it so by an interior creative, spiritual contribution of their own. Is life worth living? Most people seem to think that is a question about the cosmos. No, my friend, that is a question about the inside attitude of you and me.

Dr Harry Emerson Fosdick

Before we work on artificial intelligence, why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

Steve Polyak

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

Sir Winston Churchill

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

Albert Einstein

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Plato

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but is has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

Helen Keller

I believe that through its rational evaluation of truth and indifference to personal belief, science transcends religious and political divisions and so does bind us into a greater, more resilient whole.

Brian Greene

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.

Stephen Hawking

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.

Albert Einstein

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.

Albert Einstein

THE VOICE

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What's right for you — just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.

Shel Silverstein
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