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7 inspirational quotes about parenting

quotes-about-parentingToday, let’s explore some inspirational quotes about parenting.

Can there possibly be any activity in life that is more important than parenting? Personally, I don’t think so.

Yet it is often undervalued in the modern age, or so it seems. Children are the future, so surely they should be our priority?

It seems to me that far too many people regard parenting almost as an inconvenience, to be fitted in around careers, lifestyle and a burning desire for personal fulfilment.

It’s increasingly common now to see very young children accompanying adults on crowded commuter trains far too early in the morning, as parents rush to deposit them at a nursery or with a child-minder before the working day begins.

These little people will be the next generation. They’re the people who will carry the baton forward to build a better tomorrow. So how they’re brought up matters greatly, particularly in those all-important pre-school years, which are critical to their development.

Make your children your priority:

Is it really such a good idea to leave them with someone who couldn’t possibly have their best interests at heart in the way that every parent should? You can decide for yourself dear reader but I must say, I doubt it.

It’s my opinion that children, once we have them, should always be our priority over everything else.

Their best interests should always take precedence, surely? That’s easier said than done I know and inevitably there has to be some balance and compromise of course.

However there’s no more important job than being a parent and there’s no greater satisfaction than seeing that little bundle of joy turn into a decent, civilized and well-adjusted adult.

I have had many fine experiences in my life but being a parent has been the best of them all.

It hasn’t been easy of course and certainly, I’ve made plenty of mistakes along the way. However, the rewards have been well worth any sacrifices I’ve had to make.

Our children are our legacy:

Let us not forget that our children are the real legacy we give to the world. They’re the gift that will keep on giving if only in terms of the taxes they will pay throughout their lifetime.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about parenting to help you reflect on the importance of being a parent.

Quotes about parenting:

  1. When you hold your baby in your arms the first time and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him [or her], it’s a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him [or her] can influence not only him [or her] but everyone he [or she] meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity. ~Rose Kennedy
  2. To be a good father and mother requires that the parents defer many of their own needs and desires in favour of the needs of their children. As a consequence of this sacrifice, conscientious parents develop a nobility of character and learn to put into practice the selfless truths taught by the Savior himself. ~James E. Faust
  3. Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending. ~Virginia Satir
  4. There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you’d be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature. ~Ayelet Waldman
  5. At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents. ~Jane D. Hull
  6. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. ~Robert Fulghum
  7. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men [or women]. ~Frederick Douglass

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7 inspirational quotes about fame

Quotes-about-FameDoes the idea of fame appeal to you, dear reader? That is being recognised and fêted wherever you go.

If it does then you’re not alone. Plenty of people share that aspiration.

However, before you chase fame it would be worth reflecting on its nature through today’s inspirational quotes about fame.

Many crave fame and many strive constantly to be famous, giving little or no thought to the price they’ll pay should they achieve any significant degree of fame.

Real fame implies universal recognition; being recognized literally wherever you go, anywhere in the world. Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Nelson Mandela are all examples of people who were truly famous and would still be recognized anywhere.

To people with no experience of real fame, it might seem like a nice idea to think that wherever you go everyone will know you. However, the novelty will wear off soon enough, once you realize the impact it has on your privacy and your ability to go about your daily life in ways that other people take for granted.

Allow me to offer you an example. A few years ago I was in a crowded London coffee shop and who should sit opposite me? Non-other than the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

Now he was minding his own business trying to do the things we all do; relax with his beverage of choice and so on.

However being in the presence of a Rock music legend and icon is not something that was going to happen to me every day, so I couldn’t resist the temptation to invade his privacy with a few inane questions.

His response was polite and good-natured and I admired him all the more for his professional approach.

Nevertheless, it must have been a little bit irritating for him deep down I’m sure. Privately he was probably thinking, “Oh please, give me a break! I’m off duty and I just came in here for a quiet cup of coffee like everyone else.” For him, and many like him, that’s the price he continues to pay for his fame.

So if you’re chasing fame be prepared for the personal cost that will inevitably come with it. Fame might lead to riches for you but never forget that chains of gold are still chains.

You can do whatever you want but there is always a price to be paid somewhere.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about fame to reinforce today’s underlying message.

Quotes about fame:

  1. I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous, ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. ~Bill Murray
  2. The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear. ~Al Pacino
  3. The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them. ~Kristen Stewart
  4. A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~Fred Allen
  5. We all want to be famous people and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  6. Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. ~Emily Dickinson
  7. I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. ~Angelina Jolie

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10 shocking quotes guaranteed to make you think

Shocking-QuotesThere are many categories of quotes. One category I’ve not explored until now is shocking quotes. That is quotes where the authors refer to something which to them is shocking.

Well, today I offer you 10 shocking quotes guaranteed to make you think.

These are 10 great quotes and I hope you find them all interesting and thought-provoking.

Shocking Quotes:

  1. The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. ~Aldous Huxley
  2. The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking and scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. ~Simone de Beauvoir
  3. A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more and amid the passive acquiescence of all. ~Tacitus
  4. To me, the most shocking thing about grit is how little we know, how little science knows, about building it. Every day, parents and teachers ask me, ‘How do I build grit in kids? What do I do to teach kids a solid work ethic? How do I keep them motivated for the long run?’ The honest answer is, I don’t know. ~Angela Duckworth
  5. The way we allow children to be advertised to is shocking. Eating is a learned behaviour, and we’ve made these kids sitting ducks for all the bad messages about industrialized food. The fact that we allow that to go on is horrifying. ~Ruth Reichl
  6. The poverty one still sees in America today is more shocking to me than anything I have seen in Ethiopia or Calcutta or Manila, and has made me, as someone living in a society of great wealth and someone who’s never had to worry about the next meal, think seriously about what universal responsibility really means. ~Pico Iyer
  7. It’s very shocking, I think, for people caring for the dying to realise how unsaintly they feel, how much anger is mixed up with their grief. In fact, often I think the anger that they feel is a form of grief; it’s a kind of rage against what’s happening. ~Helen Garner
  8. It’s shocking to me that it’s easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record. ~Marilyn Manson
  9. I’d rather get a good clean laugh with good material, than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking. That’s not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way, it’s too easy. ~Jim Dale
  10. I think it is shocking that 15- and 16-year-olds leave school unable to add up and with the reading ability of a four-year-old. ~Joan Collins

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7 inspirational quotes about religion to get you thinking

quotes-about-religionLooking for some quotes about religion, dear reader?

Faith can be the source of great comfort for people, of course, but it can also be a source of tension between people too.

As you’ll know only too well, there have been many wars over the years that have been driven by religious belief.

Religious principles:

However, if you look closely at the underlying principles of all the major world religions then, to me at least, essentially they’re all the same.

Just think about it for a moment, dear reader.

Surely, all the major world religions provide people with a moral framework and a philosophy by which they can live good, decent and productive lives?

In that sense, it’s fair to say that religion is an essential part of civilization, wouldn’t you agree?

Without a moral framework to which people adhere, then we would be left with nothing but barbarism in this world, surely?

Religion and culture:

Nevertheless, things start to get a bit more complicated when we consider the idea of culture because, of course, every religion underpins the culture of its adherents.

By definition, culture is simply the way things are done around here. And things are done differently wherever we go.

So, culture introduces differences between groups of people and of course, human beings often struggle to accept differences.

Our need for security:

That’s actually quite natural if you think about it.

You see, one of the most fundamental human needs is the need to feel secure. If we don’t feel secure, it can very quickly drain our energy and put us constantly on edge.

Human beings are programmed with a survival instinct and if we feel insecure we’re constantly on our guard, alert to every danger. This is linked to our ‘fight or flight‘ instinct.

The problem with differences between people is that they tend to make people feel insecure, which creates an obvious tension.

Coupled with the emotional bond people feel towards their religious identity, this can create significant tensions between groups of people.

The result has often been war and there have been numerous examples of this throughout the ages, and this continues to this day.

quotes-about-religion-2In reality, we’re all just people:

All too often we focus on our differences when, in fact, we’re all much more alike than we would care to admit.

Think about it. We eat, we sleep, we laugh, we cry; we all go to the toilet occasionally, we all seek prosperity and we want a better world for our children. If you travel to any place you’ll find we all have those things in common.

My point here is that, if only we could focus more on those things we all have in common, perhaps the world would be a much better place. Would you agree, dear reader? I hope so.

However, whilst you’re considering that question, here are seven inspirational quotes about religion to get you thinking.

Quotes about religion:

  1. I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ~Khalil Gibran
  2. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. ~Napoleon Bonaparte
  3. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ~Galileo Galilei
  4. It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. ~Helen Keller
  5. Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. ~Soren Kierkegaard
  6. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~Dalai Lama
  7. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. ~Buddha

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30 funny dating profile examples or how not to write one

funny-dating-profile-examplesIn days gone by the dating game was simple. You went to a dance on a Saturday night and, with a bit of luck, you met someone nice who was willing to see you again.

Obviously, the modern dating scene is very different. The age of the dating app makes the process difficult, insofar as you don’t get to meet someone unless they like what they see and what you have to say in your profile.

So you need a flattering photo, naturally, as well as a great sales pitch. And it really needs to be a sales pitch because you are actually trying to sell yourself to any potential dates who are checking out your profile.

A good sales pitch should highlight your unique selling proposition and the reasons why you’re a worthy date. Your words should be positive and scream “I’m a great catch, so grab me whilst I’m still available.” In short, your words should be a call to action.

Any decent salesperson could tell you this, so there’s nothing unique in what I’m saying here. You’d think it was obvious, wouldn’t you?

Following the close inspection of a few dating apps, I can tell you that there are plenty of people out there who haven’t helped themselves when they wrote their profiles.

However, whilst such people don’t necessarily do themselves any favours with their profiles, their words have the potential to make us all laugh.

So here are 30 funny dating profile examples that really made me smile. These are from real apps, albeit I wonder whether some were written tongue-in-cheek.

Funny dating profile examples (1-15):

  1. Miserable soul looking for love.
  2. Recovering alcoholic seeking soul mate.
  3. My life’s a car crash, can you make it better?
  4. I’ve just got the all-clear, so I’m ready for love again.
  5. Manic depressive looking for a nice girl to cheer him up.
  6. If you’ve got a fetish for body odour then I’m your man.
  7. I hate men but could you be the one to change my mind?
  8. So far, I’ve had 60 lovers at college, will you be my 61st?
  9. Looking for someone to pay my bills and take care of me.
  10. If you’ll be my meal ticket I’ll be your pampered princess.
  11. My relationships never work out but I’m willing to try again.
  12. Angry bitch looking for that special one to make his life hell.
  13. Don’t think of me as bald, think hairstyle that says minimalism.
  14. If you can handle a drama Queen then I could be the one for you.
  15. Served my sentence for assault and battery. Now looking for love.

Funny dating profile examples (16-30):

  1. If you’ll cook, clean and do my ironing then you’re the girl for me.
  2. I enjoy long walks and candlelit dinners and someone to pay the bill.
  3. Bad teeth, bad breath, body odour and acne but otherwise a great catch.
  4. Had my fun and I’ve got three kids to prove it. So what can you offer me?
  5. If you’re looking for a fixer-upper then I could be the challenge you need.
  6. As long as I always get my own way in every situation, I can be flexible.
  7. I hate everyone, so why should I like you? You’ll need a good story to tell.
  8. If you’re looking for a bird with a lot of troublesome baggage, then I’m your girl.
  9. My mother will always be my first priority but if that works for a girl like you, swipe right.
  10. If you’re looking for someone considerate, kind and caring then you’d better swipe left.
  11. I’ve got all the looks, charm and intelligence anyone could possibly want and I’m modest too.
  12. With three kids and one on the way, I’m looking for a father for them. Could you be the one?
  13. I can be difficult, jealous, sarcastic and moody. Could you be the one to make me happy?
  14. You could be my down-time, my spare-time, my part-time, and my sometime. Someone I turn to when I’ve nothing better to do.
  15. Bald man with no job, no money, no prospects and living with his parents is looking for a good woman with her own house and car. Could you be the one?

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25 brilliant one-liner quotes guaranteed to raise a smile

Brilliant One Liner QuotesHere are 25 brilliant one-liner quotes guaranteed to raise a smile. I loved them all and I’m confident you will too. Enjoy!

Brilliant one-liner quotes:

  1. Everything’s difficult before it’s easy.
  2. I do all my own stunts but never intentionally.
  3. Don’t trust children. They’re here to replace us.
  4. Your secret’s safe with me. I wasn’t even listening.
  5. If only we could invoice people for wasting our time.
  6. I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow.
  7. Work is just something I’m doing until I win the lottery.
  8. Sarcasm is just punching people in the face with words.
  9. The road to success has so many tempting parking spaces.
  10. You never know what you’ve got until you clean your room.
  11. Be like the postage stamp. Stick to a thing until you get there.
  12. I intended to behave but there were so many other options.
  13. If Cinderella’s shoe was such a perfect fit, why did it fall off?
  14. Nothing messes up your Friday like realizing it’s only Tuesday.
  15. Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.
  16. Revenge sounds so mean. I prefer to call it returning the favour.
  17. They say nothing’s impossible but I’ve been doing nothing all day.
  18. I’m still waiting for the wisdom I was assured would come with age.
  19. If one door opens when another closes, your house is probably haunted.
  20. You know it’s time to move on when the best part of your job is a chair that swivels.
  21. If you want your children to listen to you, try talking in a very low voice to someone else.
  22. If you’re going to get into trouble for hitting someone, you might as well hit them hard.
  23. People who can’t find time for rest and recreation will be forced to make time for illness, sooner or later.
  24. All I’m saying officer is that if you caught me then you must have been speeding too and no one’s above the law.
  25. When you get angry take a deep breath and count to 10. Then throw a punch at 8. Nobody expects that.

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24 wise quotes by famous people you’ll just love

quotes-by-famous-peopleIf you feel the need to be inspired then look no further. Here are 24 quotes by famous people that will have you reflecting on life, the universe and everything.

Maybe you’ll find something here that’ll leave you feeling truly inspired.

Most of all, if you love a good quote then there are some truly great ones here.

Probably some of the best you’ll read anywhere, in my personal opinion.

There may be quotes as good as these but it’s unlikely they’ll be bettered in my opinion.

Why not take a look through them all now?

They’re all still relevant today and as a result one of them might just fire the spark that will propel you down the road to success.

I think these quotes are definitely worth a little piece of your time. So, check them out now.

Quotes by famous people:

  1. Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln
  2. The future depends on what we do in the present. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. ~Steve Jobs
  4. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean
  5. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. ~Jack Welch
  6. The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~Albert Einstein
  7. Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin
  8. Don’t chase people. Be yourself; do your own thing; and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay. ~Will Smith
  9. All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney
  10. Animals don’t hate and we’re supposed to be better than them. ~Elvis Presley
  11. Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love. ~Emma Watson
  12. Nowadays people know the price of everything but the value of nothing. ~Oscar Wilde
  13. The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ~Anne Frank
  14. Don’t waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear. ~Paulo Coelho
  15. If you were born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor it is your mistake. ~Bill Gates
  16. You cannot avoid peace by avoiding life. ~Virginia Woolf
  17. You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. ~Robin Williams
  18. Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. ~Salvador Dali
  19. The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. ~Vince Lombardi
  20. Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. ~Hillary Clinton
  21. I always wanted to be somebody but now I realize I should’ve been more specific. ~Lily Tomlin
  22. Never argue with a fool. Onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. ~Mark Twain
  23. I am not afraid. I was born to do this. ~Joan of Arc
  24. Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. ~Michelle Obama

Further Reading:

Maybe you should consider buying a book of quotes by famous people as a reference text for your desk because it’s always useful to have such a text readily to hand. When you want to emphasise a point, a suitable quote can be very powerful. Furthermore, it can be memorable too.

Having your own reference text will give you something to thumb through in your quieter moments when you can highlight some of your favourites for future use. Highlight anything especially relevant to your role or your business and you’ll be glad you did.

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9 inspirational quotes you’ll absolutely love

9-inspirational-quotesLooking for some inspiration? Perhaps some quotes to inspire and energise you or something that will provide a little impact for the end of a presentation?

Here are nine great quotes which I hope will motivate you for the challenges you face in the days to come.

Inspirational quotes from some of the finest philosophical thinkers ever. They all left me inspired and I’m confident that you will love them, dear reader.

Inspirational Quotes:

  1. My mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style. ~Maya Angelou
  2. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. ~Steve Jobs
  3. The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~H. Jackson Brown Jr
  4. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. ~Jim Rohn
  5. Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. ~Blaise Pascal
  6. Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. ~Grace Hansen
  7. A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. ~Larry Bird
  8. If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it. Teach yourself to be impatient. ~Gurbaksh Chahal
  9. Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~Dale Carnegie

And here’s a bonus quote. “If you’re thinking anyway then you might as well think big.

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33 irony and sarcasm quotes that subtly convey contempt

irony-and-sarcasm-quotes-1People can be challenging at times, can’t they? Sometimes they really do get to be too much. So there are times when we all need to use a little irony and sarcasm to subtly convey our contempt.

We can’t live without people, of course, but they can drive us all nuts at times, can’t they? Well, maybe that’s just me?

Actually, I love people. At least, most of the time, anyway.

However, I also like to have my little stock of sarcastic remarks, retorts and put-downs ready to use when I need them. And occasionally we all need them, surely?

So today I thought I’d share with you 33 irony and sarcasm quotes that subtly convey contempt.

Read them. Enjoy them. And I hope at least some of them make you smile.

And if you’re ever in a situation that warrants a biting comeback then you’ll be well-prepared. I hope so anyway.

Irony and Sarcasm:

  1. You go, girl! And please don’t come back.
  2. I’m not your type. I’m not inflatable.
  3. Those who laugh last think slowest.
  4. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than your absence.
  5. It’s obvious that in your profession being stupid is not a handicap.
  6. Look I’m really busy right now. Can I ignore you some other time?
  7. Is being stupid your profession or are you simply gifted that way?
  8. If you’re ever given the keys to the City then the City will need to change the locks.
  9. How is it that when you see light at the end of the tunnel you always manage to extend the tunnel?
  10. If ignorance is bliss then you should be the happiest guy on the planet.
  11. To err is human but to blame it on others, now that’s the art of politics.
  12. I’d say something polite but that might encourage you to hang around and that would be more than I could bear today.
  13. They said this was a job anyone could do and now I’ve met you, I know that to be true.
  14. You’re living proof that inability is not necessarily a liability in the job market.
  15. I didn’t vote for you, I voted to stop your opponent from gaining power.
  16. Sorry for the pause but I was trying to imagine you with a personality.
  17. When you say something worth hearing I’ll listen but I doubt that’ll happen any time soon.
  18. Look I can explain it to you but I can’t understand it for you. You’ve got to do some of the heavy-lifting yourself.
  19. Did my opinion offend you? You should hear the opinions I keep to myself.
  20. I do try to see things from your point of view but your point of view is so stupid.
  21. If what I said is a problem for you then perhaps you could write it down on a piece of paper and then shove that piece of paper right up your ass.
  22. You’re reading that book to look good, surely? Certainly, as far as I can tell, you lack the brains to understand it.
  23. You’re one of those people who manage to spread a little misery wherever you go.
  24. I’d enlighten you if I could but I’m not a magician.
  25. You’re living proof that light travels faster than sound. You appeared quite bright until I heard what you said.
  26. It wasn’t my intention to offend you when I called you stupid. I just assumed you knew that already.
  27. Are you really that stingy or do you just have extremely short arms and very deep pockets?
  28. If laughter is the best medicine then your face is the cure for every illness known to man.
  29. I’m not listening but please keep talking. Why wouldn’t I enjoy the way your voice makes my ears bleed?
  30. Not all girls are made from sugar and spice and everything nice. Some are made from sarcasm and wine and everything fine.
  31. You may lack the power of conversation but unfortunately, you don’t lack the power of speech.
  32. If it looked like I give a damn then allow me to apologize for giving you the wrong impression.
  33. I’m not sarcastic by nature; I’m just intelligent beyond your understanding.

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30 profound quotes that will definitely make you think

Profound-Quotes-1Today I offer you 30 profound quotes that will definitely make you think.

These are some of the best quotes I’ve read recently. And I’ve already used a few of them in presentations I’ve made in the past few weeks.

They’re all wise quotes that will have you reflecting on the meaning of life itself.

So they’re well worth a minute or two of your time and, I’m sure you’ll agree, they’re some of the best quotes you will read anywhere.

Profound quotes:

  1. The third-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it’s thinking. ~AA Milne
  2. Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. ~Albert Einstein
  3. Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. ~Confucius
  4. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are. ~Kurt Cobain
  5. We all make choices in life but in the end, our choices make us. ~Author Unknown
  6. We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will. ~Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Those who play by the book will always be beaten by those who write their own. ~Author Unknown
  8. The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. ~Mark Twain
  9. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D Roosevelt
  10. The grass is greener where you water it. ~Neil Barringham
  11. The wise man knows that it’s better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~Zhuangzi
  12. You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you didn’t know. ~William Wilberforce
  13. Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  14. The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
  15. Society in every state is a blessing but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one. ~Thomas Paine
  16. We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  17. An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ~Charles Darwin
  18. History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamour of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King Jr
  19. People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do, but what they don’t know is what they do does. ~Michel Foucault
  20. Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong. ~Dandemis
  21. Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson
  22. If a triangle could speak, it would say, in like manner, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular. Thus, each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. ~Baruch Spinoza
  23. The shield may be as important for victory as the sword or spear. ~Charles Darwin
  24. Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess. ~Thomas Paine
  25. Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. ~William Penn
  26. Never was anything great achieved without danger. ~Niccolò Machiavelli
  27. It is better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees. ~Emiliano Zapata
  28. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
  29. Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. ~Lao Tzu
  30. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~Marie Curie

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