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Motivational Fiction Quotes

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'Tis strange - but true;
for truth is always strange;
Stranger than fiction.
- Lord Byron

Related topics: Wisdom

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Truth is stranger than fiction,
but that is because Fiction is obliged
to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
- Mark Twain


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous


 

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It is strange to be known so universally
and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another
and I know there are people in the world
that do not love their fellow human beings
and I HATE people like that.
- Tom Lehrer


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