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Quotations about trying new things and using your imagination.

   
 

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

Bodett, Tom: "In school you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."

Bono: "To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater."

Burnham, George: "'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything; 'I will try' has performed wonders."

Carroll, Lewis: "If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."

Chomsky, Noam: "How is it we have so much information, but know so little?"

Dean, Jimmy: "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."

Disney, Walt: "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

French Proverb: "Everything passes; everything wears out; everything breaks."

Huxley, Aldous: "Dream in a pragmatic way."

James, William: "Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice."

Kaye, Danny: "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it."

Kettering, Charles F.: "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."

Keynes, John Maynard: "When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?"

Lennon, John: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

Malone, Dudley Field: "I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me."

Muir, John:"The power of imagination makes us infinite."

Ortega y Gasset, José: "To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand."

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano: "Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."

Shaw, George Bernard: "You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

Socrates: "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom."

Sophocles: "Always desire to learn something useful."

Steinem, Gloria: "Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."

Unknown: "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you."

Ward, William Arthur: "Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination."

Warner, Charles Dudley: "The most popular persons in society are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault."

Washington, Booker T.: "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him."

Wilde, Oscar: "A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Wooden, John: "Make each day your masterpiece."

 

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Maltz, Maxwell: "Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbrake on."

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