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Arthur Koestler Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Koestler.

True creativity often starts where language ends.
- Arthur Koestler

A publisher who writes is like a cow in a milk bar.
- Arthur Koestler

Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.
- Arthur Koestler

Scientists are peeping toms at the keyhole of eternity.
- Arthur Koestler

 

One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
- Arthur Koestler

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

Prometheus is reaching out for the stars with an empty grin on his face.
- Arthur Koestler

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Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
- Arthur Koestler

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality,
the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler

The most persistent sound which reverberates through
man's history is the beating of war drums.
- Arthur Koestler

A writer's ambition should be to trade a hundred contemporary
readers for ten readers in ten years' time and for
one reader in a hundred years' time.
- Arthur Koestler

The prerequisite of originality is the art of forgetting,
at the proper moment, what we know.
- Arthur Koestler

The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail,
with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which
once seemed to possess eternal life.
- Arthur Koestler

Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history;
at its critical turning points there is no other rule
possible than the old one,
that the end justifies the means.
- Arthur Koestler

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning
process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
- Arthur Koestler

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

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Honor My True Self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

We censor our actions, but
our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True happiness... is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

Be true to thyself.
- William Shakespeare
(paraphrase of Shakespeare's famous quote)

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.
But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy
is the quintessence of true religion.
The other is mere business.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Those of true faith don't require guaranteed security.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love has no limits.
- Anonymous

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is a rock upon whom you can depend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
- Socrates

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

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

A true friend is one who believes in you
when you have ceased to believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

A true friend never gets in your way
unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize
how little we understand about life,
ourselves, and the world around us.
- Socrates

Our actions are constrained by fear of reprisal,
but our dreams reveal our true character.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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