In a continuing effort to highlight various modes of thought by different folks through the ages, the following quotes are offered up to enlighten your imagination and, perhaps, even tickle your funny bone. Then, again, maybe they’ll make you think. Enjoy!
You have to be noticed, but the art is getting noticed naturally, without screaming and without tricks. – Leo Burnett, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size. — Albert Einstein
No moral, no message, no prophetic tract, just a simple statement of fact: for civilization to survive, the human race has to remain civilized. Tonight’s very small exercise in logic from the Twilight Zone.
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Human beings must involve themselves in the anguish of other human beings. This, I submit to you, is not a political thesis at all. It is simply an expression of what I would hope might be ultimately a simple humanity for humanity’s sake. ― Rod Serling
Inspirational quotes for folks who don’t like them:
On fighting the urge to follow the herd:
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde
What you think of yourself is much more important than what others think of you. — Seneca
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball
On finding the beauty in chaos:
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. — Eleanor Roosevelt
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. — Vincent van Gogh
Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. — Stephen Hawking
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. — Anne Frank