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Arthur C. Clarke Quotes and Sayings

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The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future,
which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't pretend we have all the answers.
But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -
but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction.
They may be summed up by the phrases:
1-
It's completely impossible.
2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing.
3- I said it was a good idea all along.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth.
How can it be, in a world where half the things a man
knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -
and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
- Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here.
Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec


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