quotes by Albert Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.
From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.

Quotes by Ayn Rand

Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities
Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.
Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think.

Quotes by Helen Keller

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves - and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either.
College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.

Quotes by Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


Henry David Thoreau

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Many go fishing without knowing it is fish they are after.
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.