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Insight Quotes

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The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Values Wisdom

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The final delusion is the belief
that one has lost all delusions.
- Maurice Chapelain

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
- George Bernard Shaw

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The real lessons from the book of life
are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you argue with reality,
you lose - but only always.
- Byron Katie

The Lessons of the Book of Life are
Writ Small in its Margins.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The universe is wider than our views of it.
- Henry David Thoreau

We Gain All Genuine Insight From Questions and Experiments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The walls we build around us to
keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
- Jim Rohn

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

Life change comes about in two complementary ways -
the "aha" moment, which occurs in a flash of insight;
and the conscious redesigning of habitual behaviors,
which is a lifelong project.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The urge to save humanity is almost always
a false front for the urge to rule.
- H. L. Mencken

The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does
not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses.
They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton,
they laughed at the Wright brothers.
But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
- Carl Sagan

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
- The Buddha

The fibers of all things have their tension
and are strained like the strings of an instrument.
- Henry David Thoreau

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
- Oscar Wilde

The less you know, the more you believe.
- Bono

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
- Leo Rosten

Humor brings insight and tolerance.
Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
- Agnes Repplier

Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.
- Thomas Carlyle

Primates will continue to play social games without
the least insight into what is killing them.
- Keith Henson

I have frequently gained my first real insight into
the character of parents by studying their children.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I
do with the two teams that I own,
but as a fan and reading the sports pages,
I'm bullish about the Longhorns.
- Tom Hicks

Real genius of moral insight is a motor which will start any engine.
- Edmund Wilson

I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with -
the flood of articles,
theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.
- A. R. Ammons

No one wants to know how clever you are.
They don't want an insight into your mind,
thrilling as it might be.
They want an insight into their own.
- Mark Haddon

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Only when inspired to go beyond consciousness by some
extraordinary insight does beauty manifest unexpectedly.
- Arthur Erickson

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well,
one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Re-investing in one's own little moments of insight is very important.
- Anish Kapoor

The general interest of the masses might take the place
of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
- Denis Diderot

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade.
With it, it becomes creation.
- Bette Davis

All good Literature rests primarily on insight.
- George Henry Lewes

It has given me an insight into what it's like as an
actor to come into a show in the middle of a production
and fit into a group that's already established.
- Corin Nemec

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from
being drowned in senseless repetitions,
each of which claims to offer a new insight.
- Harold Rosenberg

And no book gives a deeper insight into the inner life of the Negro,
his struggles and his aspirations, than,
The Souls of Black Folk.
- Ray Stannard Baker

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted
for insight and understanding.
- Marshall McLuhan

If the arts are held up solely as a means of social insight,
fantasy is denied the chance to be commonplace and
reality the chance to be exotic.
- Richard Eyre

The worst pain a man can suffer: to have insight into
much and power over nothing.
- Herodotus

It seems that if one is working from the point of view
of getting beauty in one's equations,
and if one has really a sound insight,
one is on a sure line of progress.
- Paul Dirac

All bad Literature rests upon imperfect insight,
or upon imitation, which may be defined as seeing at second-hand.
- George Henry Lewes

My work is to reach people with ideas,
hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight,
and revelation.
That's what an actor wants to do.
- John Astin

The method of political science is the interpretation of life;
its instrument is insight,
a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
- Woodrow Wilson

Religions that teach brotherly love have been used
as an excuse for persecution,
and our profoundest scientific insight is made into
a means of mass destruction.
- Bertrand Russell

I think children have talent and insight,
but it gets beaten out of them.
- Rita Dove

Insight is the first condition of Art.
- George Henry Lewes

If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage,
you cannot expect the book to give you any insight
you do not already possess.
- Mortimer Adler

Between each album I try to gain a new insight that
I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about
something that I've written about before,
but from a fresh viewpoint.
- Don Henley

The best way in the world to deceive believers is to
cloak a message in religious language and declare that
it conveys some new insight from God.
- Charles Stanley

Speed is often confused with insight.
When I start running earlier than the others,
I appear faster.
- Johan Cruijff

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice
in many cases is based on good information.
- Peter Ustinov

I come from a Christian faith.
I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
- Patricia Ireland

The best vision is insight.
- Malcolm Forbes

As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in
my work on the economics of information concerned the
problem of appropriability -
the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Before I was reading science fiction,
I read Hemingway.
Farewell to Arms was my first adult novel that said
not everything ends well.
It was one of those times where reading has meant a great deal to me,
in terms of my development - an insight came from that book.
- Robert Reed

What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body,
not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words;
to urge them,
not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing
serious deficiencies of our political system.
- Kurt Huber

I recognized that information was, in many respects,
like a public good, and it was this insight that made
it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private
market would provide efficient resource allocations
whenever information was endogenous.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy.
The moralist cannot teach what is revealed;
he must reveal what can be taught.
He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
- Walter Lippmann

Introspection and preserved writings give us far more
insight into the ways of past humans than we have into
the ways of past dinosaurs.
For that reason, I'm optimistic that we can eventually
arrive at convincing explanations for these broadest
patterns of human history.
- Jared Diamond


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