The best Quotes from Meditationes Sacræ

The best Quotes from Meditationes Sacræ

For knowledge, too, itself is power.
(Col. 'Knowledge is power.')
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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
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In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
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Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.
My name and memory I leave to men's charitable speeches, to foreign nations and to the next age.
Francis Bacon - last words
He that traveleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language, goeth to school, and not to travel.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon in Essays
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Books must follow sciences, and not sciences books.
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Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
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Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon in Essays
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Books are ships which pass through the vast sea of time.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.
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Knowing where you're going can be confusing. Trust your instincts.
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The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
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Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
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Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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That's what I do. I drink and I know things.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 6 Episode 2
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The more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know - the less you know, the more you think you know.
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A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
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The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
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The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
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Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
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You're asking me to use my superior intellect in a tawdry competition. Would you ask Picasso to play Pictionary? Would you ask Noah Webster to play Boggle? Would you ask Jacques Cousteau to play Go Fish?
Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 13
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That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
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Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.
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An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
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Quiet people have the loudest minds.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.
"And what if there's nothing in there?"
"You die and there's nothing beyond that. Nothing. Nothing remains. Someone might remember you for a little while after but not for long."
There's only one thing that can save a man from madness and that's uncertainty.
The number of places in paradise is limited; only in hell is entry open to all.

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