Thinking Quotations from Illumine Training
Ten random inspirational quotations about various aspects of thinking are displayed below. Use the search boxes to the right, to search for quotations by category, person, time period and key word. Use these quotes by famous people for daily inspiration.
'Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.'
'An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.'
'I'm not sure I would have ever started to draw, let alone write, if my childhood hadn't been so happy. It was a mixture of comfort and adventure. An excelent mixture!'
'Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.'
'Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.'
'If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on.'
'It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, & to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth.'
'When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.'
'The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.'
'Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the yard and shot it.'
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