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BAYLOR FM LEGACY

Quotes

SGU Notes

 


There is a continuing, mandatory need for heresy in its most profound sense; for freedom to choose and follow truth wherever it leads.

William Edelen

 

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

 -Dave Edison

 

Oh, keep not captive my soul. Oh, keep not ward over my shadow, but let a way be opened for my soul and for my shadow keep ward over the spirits who hold captive the shadows of the dead who would work evil against me.

 Egyptian Book of the Dead

 

The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not; To want for one who comes not; To try to please and please not.

 Egyptian Proverb

 

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

 Max Ehrmann, from Desiderata

 

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.

 --Albert Einstein

 

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

    -Albert Einstein-

 

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

 -Albert Einstein

 

Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to   mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.

 --Albert Einstein

 

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by how he has attained liberation from the self.

 -Albert Einstein

 

Curiosity is a delicate little plant which, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.

 -Albert Einstein

 

One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved. One must develop an instinct for what one can just barely achieve through one's greatest efforts.

 -Albert Einstein, 1915 letter to a student

 

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.

 -Albert Einstein

 

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty;   it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.

 -Albert Einstein

 

What I see in Nature is a grand design that we can understand only imperfectly, one with which a responsible person must look at with humility. This is a genuine religious feeling and has nothing to do with mysticism.

 -Albert Einstein

 

Science has brought forth this danger, but the real problem is in the minds and hearts of men. We will change hearts of other men [only] by changing our own hearts and speaking bravely.

 -Albert Einstein

 

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great Mystery into which we were born.

 --Albert Einstein

 

As long as I have any choice in the matter, I will live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance and equality of ALL citizens before the law are the rule.

 -Albert Einstein

 

We must learn the difficult lesson that the future of Mankind will only be tolerable when our course, in world affairs as in others, is based upon justice and law rather than the threat of naked power.

 --Albert Einstein (in a letter for the Gandhi Memorial Service)

 

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

 -T.S. Eliot

 

I hate quotations.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

 -Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

 

Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp.

-Bob Ettinger

 

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

 Bergen Evans, The Natural History of Nonsense

 

 

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