Quotes to Consider


Here is a random selection of thoughts from our database of quotes from well-known thinkers that you might enjoy pondering.

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
- JF Kennedy

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
- Samuel Johnson

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks... the work for which all other work is but preparation.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it.
- Andre Gide

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James

If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?
- Khalil Gibran

Intuition and concepts constitute... the elements of all our knowledge, so that neither concepts without an intuition in some way corresponding to them, nor intuition without concepts, can yield knowledge.
- Immanuel Kant

[T]he three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages and mathematics ... if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.
- Robert Heinlein

Only through education can a man finally be a man.
- Kant