Quotations on Life

1) “Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” – Isaac Asimov

2) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3) “People are content to wait a long time for salvation but prefer dinner to turn up inside an hour.” – Terru Pratchett, Night Watch

4) “Mathematics is logical; people are erratic, capricious, and barely comprehensible.” – Bruce Schneier

5) “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” – Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s “The Leopard”

6) “The point is, not how long you live, but how nobly you live.” – Seneca the Younger

7) “The world is a comedy to those that think; a tragedy to those that feel.” – Horace Walpol

8) “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe.” – Albert Einstein

9) “Life is no less funny when someone dies than it is less serious when someone laughs” – George Bernard Shaw

10) “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

11) “The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.” – George Bernard Shaw

12) “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

13) “If you do not have someone who opposes every move you make, you will invariably end up losing everything you have achieved.”

14) “One of life’s axioms is that what makes us feel good almost always distracts us from what makes us great.”

15) “If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.”

16) “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” 1984 — George Orwell

17) “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”  – Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury

18) “You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere.” – The Dispossessed — Ursula K. Le Guin

19) “It’s only because of their stupidity that they’re able to be so sure of themselves.” The Trial — Franz Kafka,

20) “Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no need of change.” – The Time Machine — H.G. Wells

21) “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” – Brave New World — ldous Huxley

22) “Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” – The Handmaid’s Tale — Margaret Atwood

23) “The future is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” – Neuromancer— William Gibson

24) “You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity. At some time, every creature which lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds on all life. Everywhere in the universe.” – Dream of Electric Sheep? — Philip K. Dick

24) “There is no God and we are his prophets.” – The Road — Cormac McCarthy

25) “The essential quality of life is living’ the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution; and we are part of it.” – The Chrysalids — John Wyndham

26) “When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.” – A Clockwork Orange— Anthony Burgess

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