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Arthur C. Clarke Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur C. Clarke.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth.
How can it be, in a world where half the things a man
knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -
and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
- Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here.
Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't pretend we have all the answers.
But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -
but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future,
which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction.
They may be summed up by the phrases:
1-
It's completely impossible.
2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing.
3- I said it was a good idea all along.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C. Clarke

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

Know that miracles are the natural way of the Universe
Your only job is to move your doubting mind out of the way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth;
not going all the way, and not starting.
- The Buddha

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray


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