Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to be know and understand - Albert Einstein

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living - Nelson Mandela

The dogmas of the quite past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new so we must think anew and act anew, we must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country - Abraham Lincoln

The key to economic prosperity is organized creation of dissatisfaction, if everyone were satisfied no one would want to buy the new thing - Charles Kettering

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe - HG Wells

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life - Pablo Picasso

I assert that if you were depressed after learning and being exposed to the cosmic perspective, you started your day with an unjustifiably large ego - Neil Degrasse Tyson

The risk not taken is more dangerous than the risk taken - Andy Dunn

You miss one-hundred percent of the shots you don’t take - Wayne Gretzsky

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity - Horace Mann

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip - Winston Churchill

The last invention that biological evolution needed to make - the neocortex- is inevitably leading to the last invention that humanity needs to make - truly intelligent machines- and the design of one is inspiring the other - Ray Kurzweil

The only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance is atheism. It is not a creed. Death is certain, replacing both the siren-song of Paradise and the dread of Hell. Life on this earth, with all its mystery and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love. There is nothing more; but I want nothing more - Christopher Hitchens

Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible - Aristotle

When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be - Goethe

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that's all - Oscar Wilde

And it is a strange thing that most of the feeling we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which is one of the most prized and used and desired reactions of our species is really the understanding and the attempt to say that man is related to the whole thing, related inextricably to all reality, known and unknowable. This is a simple thing to say, but the profound feeling of it made a Jesus, a St. Augustine, a St. Francis, a Roger Bacon, a Charles Darwin, and an Einstein. Each of them in his own tempo and with his own voice discovered and reaffirmed with astonishment the knowledge that all things are one thing and that one thing is all things - John Steinbeck

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it - Andre Gide

Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted - Einstein

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it - Aristotle

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but also more useful than a life spent doing nothing - George Bernard Shaw