The greatest quotes in the world?





1. Do not think dishonestly.
2. The Way is in training.
3. Become acquainted with every art.
4. Know the Ways of all professions.
5. Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
6. Develop intuitive judgment and understanding for everything
7. Percieve those things which cannot be seen.
8. Pay attention even to trifles.
9. Do nothing which is of no use.
– Musashi Miyamoto, A Book Of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho)
“Do nothing which is of no use.”
Miyamoto Musashi
“In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.”
Miyamoto Musashi
“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”
Matsuo Basho
“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”
– Napoleon Bonaparte
The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things – The Buddah
“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
Bruce Lee
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”
Bruce Lee
“A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.”
Bruce Lee
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”
Bruce Lee
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”
Bruce Lee
“The Japanese master Nan-in gave audience to a professor of philosophy. Serving tea, Nan-in filled his visitor’s cup, and kept pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he could restrain himself no longer: “Stop! The cup is over full, no more will go in.” Nan-in said: “Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”
“…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930), (Sherlock Holmes)
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930), (Sherlock Holmes)
“You see, but you do not observe.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930), (Sherlock Holmes)
“A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.”
Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
“A trusty comrade is always of use; and a chronicler still more so.”
Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
“Come, Watson, come!” he cried. The game is afoot.”
Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
“Holy men? Holy cabbages! Holy bean-pods! What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fat? If that be holiness, I could show you hogs in this forest who are fit to head the calendar. Think you it was for such a life that this good arm was fixed upon my shoulder, or that head placed upon your neck? There is work in the world, man, and it is not by hiding behind stone walls that we shall do it.” –
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
“Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.” –
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)
“I have learned never to ridicule any man’s opinion, however strange it may seem” –
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) (Sherlock Holmes in A Study in Scarlet)
“It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.”
“Mind moves matter.”
“The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.”
“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts. ”
“There’s a snake lurking in the grass.”
“Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. ”
“I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.”
“Flectere si nequeo Superos,
Acheronta movebo.”
(If I cannot move heaven
I’ll raise hell)
“I am an Epicurean. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greek and Roman leave to us.”
Thomas Jefferson
“Veni, Vidi Vici”
(I came, I saw, I conquered. )
Julius Caesar
“I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.”
Julius Caesar
“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”
Julius Caesar


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    “What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction
    is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it.” Arabic Proverb
    “Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence
    on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is
    not necessarily to secure freedom.” — Fredrich August von Hayek (1899-1992), Nobel
    Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974

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