quotes

A few of my favorite quotes.

“Veni,Vidi,Vici.” (Je suis venu, J’ai vu, J’ai conquis.)                                                                                   ―Julius Caesar

“I’ve always been a rebel. I never do things the way they’re supposed to be done. Either I go in the opposite direction or I create a new direction for myself, regardless of what the rules are or what society says.”
―Grace Jones

“Enlightenment is man’s release from his self-incurred tutelage. Tutelage is man’s inability to make use of his understanding without direction from another. Self-incurred is this tutelage when its cause lies not in lack of reason but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! “Have courage to use your own reason!”- that is the motto of enlightenment.”
―Immanuel Kant

“You put high heels on and you change.”
―Manolo Blahnik

“The absence of inwardness is also madness and the affirmation of objective truth is a sign, not of sanity but of madness.”
―Soren Kierkegaard

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“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit, if there’s foot prints on the moon.”
―Unknown

“I’m more than the limited dimensions you view me as, think of me like a rubix cude, forever morphing into endless possiblities…”
―Kadija Sesay

“Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.”
―Scarface

“There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.”
―Shirley Chisholm

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
―Friedrich Nietzsche

“Swear the day and damn the hour!”
―My Mom
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“Peace, Love, and Understanding.” ♥

“I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.”
―D.H. Lawrence

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ♥
―Theodor Seuss Geisel

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
―Dalai Lama

“Intellectuals talk too much, they ask too many questions. They make too much noise.”
-Sidney Rittenberg [The Revolutionary]

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”
―Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
―Audre Lorde

“The radical, committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a ‘circle of certainty’ within which reality is also imprisoned. On the contrary, the more radical the person is, the more fully he or she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he or she can better transform it. This individual is not afraid to confront, to listen, to see the world unveiled. This person is not afraid to meet the people or to enter into dialogue with them. This person does not consider himself or herself the proprietor of history or of all people, or the liberator of the oppressed; but he or she does commit himself or herself, within history, to fight at their side.”
―Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
―African Proverb 

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”                                  ―Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
―Apple Inc.

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“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.”
―Chinese Proverb

“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind.Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind, because man is related to man under all circumstances for good or for ill.”
―Marcus Garvey

“Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns.”
―Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

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