Itself - Quotes


The principal difference between love and hate is that love is an irradiation, and hate is a concentration. Love makes everything lovely; hate concentrates itself on the object of its hatred.

Sydney J. Harris

Each religion, so dear to those whose life it sanctifies, and fulfilling so necessary a function in the society that has adopted it, necessarily contradicts every other religion, and probably contradicts itself.

George Santayana

Lies beget other lies. Unlike statements of fact, which require no further work on our part, lies must be continually protected from collisions with reality. When you tell the truth, you have nothing to keep track of. The world itself becomes your memory, and if questions arise, you can always point others back to it.

Sam Harris


Our sense of free will results from a failure to appreciate this: We do not know what we intend to do until the intention itself arises.

Sam Harris

Good art speaks for itself. That doesn’t mean you have to like it. So the next time you go to an art show, or look at anything for that matter, observe what effect it has on you and try to form your own opinion. That way you become the critic and not a mouthpiece for someone else’s opinions.

Paul Arden


The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.

Caroline Myss

This is a mathematical universe. We are surrounded by equations and summations. Your life: the current state of your life and life itself is a direct summation of the equation you have created.

Steve Maraboli

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.

George Bancroft

Old age is not in itself matter for sorrow; it is matter for thanks, if we have left our work done behind us.

Thomas Carlyle

A set is a Many that allows itself to be thought of as a One.

Georg Cantor

[You] could not help being amused every time another little human believed itself the center of its world, as each of us does.

Neil Gaiman

Everything is in the brain. From the beginning. The body is simply a kind of service unit that the brain is forced to be burdened with in order to keep itself alive.

John Ajvide Lindqvist

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.

Arthur Conan Doyle

The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to the seeker after it.

Agatha Christie

Math is like water. It has a lot of difficult theories, of course, but its basic logic is very simple. Just as water flows from high to low over the shortest possible distance, figures can only flow in one direction. You just have to keep your eye on them for the route to reveal itself. That’s all it takes. You don’t have to do a thing. Just concentrate your attention and keep your eyes open, and the figures make everything clear to you. In this whole, wide world, the only thing that treats me so kindly is math.

Haruki Murakami


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