The power to guess the unseen from the seen, to trace the implications of things, to judge the whole piece by the pattern, the condition of feeling life in general so completely that you are well on your way to knowing any particular corner of it --this cluster of gifts may almost be said to constitute experience.
The prophet who fails to present a bearable alternative and yet preaches doom is part of the trap that he postulates. Not only does he picture us caught in a tremendous man-made or God-made trap from which there is no escape, but we must also listen to him day in, day out, describe how the trap is inexorably closing. To such prophecies the human race, as presently bred and educated and situated, is incapable of listening. So some dance and some immolate themselves as human torches; some take drugs and some artists spill their creativity in sets of randomly placed dots on a white ground.
The rest of the world is sweeping past us. The oil and gas of the Texas future is the well-educated mind. But we are still worried about whether Midland can beat Odessa at football.
The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion-these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
There are three unquestionable and deciding factors that determine the beginning, the future and the end of all things including humans. Guess what they are? First and foremost among them is God who has the final say. And that's why, humans do propose their plans. But, God do dispose them unannounced. The second is time which can never be recycled when misused or lost by anyone. But, when it is utilized expected or maximum result will be the case. The last but not the least among them is destiny which is divine and meant to prevail over every human life. And just because of its divinity, it's ever unstoppable. I mean, no human can manipulate his or her destiny QED.
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
These are my daily and ceaseless prayers and I think they ought to be yours too. God enrich me with sufficient grace, uncommon wisdom and great insight. So, that I can motivate, inspire and impact the world and the posterity ahead of me. Also, that I may become an instrument of peace wherever there is conflict or misunderstanding. Moreover, where there is hatred God cause me to showcase love. Besides, where there is pain may I become a soothing relief. Furthermore, God make me a solution or an answer to the problems or challenges of multitude of people right here and out there. Even, whenever and wherever there is hopelessness let me profess hope. Above all, make me an agent of positive change wherever I may find myself hence forth. I guess, that's worth praying or asking for isn't it?
Time passes, memories fade, fashion changes, humans are born and they die eventually. But, guess what? thought-provoking quotes, motivations, inspirations, words of wisdom, encouragements, insights and ideas like mine will surely live on throughout the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead).
Time passes, memories fade, fashion changes, humans are born and they die eventually. But, guess what? thought-provoking quotes/motivations/inspirations/words of wisdom/encouragements/insights/ideas like mine will surely live on throughout the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead).
To get anywhere, or even live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
Unless you are prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
We are a spectacular, splendid manifestation of life. We have language. . . . We have affection We have genes for usefulness, and usefulness is about as close to a 'common goal' of nature as I can guess at. And finally, and perhaps best of all, we have music.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
We are educated in the grossest ignorance, and no art omitted to stifle our natural reason; if some few get above their nurses instructions, our knowledge must rest concealed and be as useless to the world as gold in the mine.
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.
Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
Well, spring sprang. We've had our state of grace and our little gift of sanctioned madness, courtesy of Mother Nature. Thanks, Gaia. Much obliged. I guess it's time to get back to that daily routine of living we like to call normal.
When this girl at the museum asked me who I liked better, Monet or Manet, I said, 'I like mayonnaise.' She just stared at me, so I said it again, louder. Then she left. I guess she went to try to find some mayonnaise for me.
Where I have been before now and where I am presently is/will be nothing to be compared to where God is gradually taking me to. Guess what? I'm not skeptical about that. For, I'm a potential success. Oh! Yes, I have what it takes to emerge a success story and I will surely/eventually become a big time success story.
Whoever has the courage/passion to begin anything definitely will have the courage/passion to succeed. Yes, everything begins one day, be it a dream, a vision, or aspiration. But guess what drives them all? Nothing but courage/passion. Besides, that's the spirit of winners/champions. Anyway, are you courageous/passionate or not?