Reason and free inquiry are the only effectural agents against error.
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It’s overrun with sheep and conformists.
Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.
Beyond all sciences, philosophies, theologies, and histories, a child's relentless inquiry is truly all it takes to remind us that we don't know as much as we think we know.
As it is, the lover of inquiry must follow his beloved wherever it may lead him.
Educators take something simple and make it complicated. Communicators take something complicated and make it simple.
|John C. Maxwell||Communicators|
Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
When you know better you do better.
One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.
|Neil Degrasse Tyson||Thinkers|
Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.
If your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.
|Neil Degrasse Tyson||Open-Minded|
Like love, the light or guidance of truth that influences us exists only in living form, not in principles or rules or expectations or advice, however widely circulated
In the last analysis, what we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do.
Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.
The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously; music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic.
|Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz||Balanced|
Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.
If I have been able to see further it was only because I stood on the shoulders of giants.
I am driven by two main philosophies; know more about the world today than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
|Neil Degrasse Tyson||Caring and Inquirers|
A mind is a like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards
Everything in balance, everything in moderation – try not to go over the top in any direction but be free to explore & enjoy. Live heart-fully.