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Buddhism has been around for over 2,500 years and is a way of life that about 300 million people around the world follow.

At the age of 35, Gautama left the palace walls where he had grown up and ventured into the real world to walk his own spiritual path. Sitting under a Bodhi tree until he became enlightened, ‘Buddha’ attracted a following and dedicated the rest of his life teaching the path of enlightenment and awakening to them.

Buddhism is a very calm, peaceful and fair way of life and these Buddha quotes encompass the philosophy of Buddha’s teachings.

Here are 60 of The Best and Highly Shared Buddha Quotes to enlighten your mind and soul.

 

The Top 60 Buddhist Quotes

1. “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

2. “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

3. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” – Buddha

4. “In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?” – Buddha

5. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

6. “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” – Buddha

7. “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

8. “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

9. “If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another.” – Buddha

10. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

11. “There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.” – Buddha

12. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha

13. “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?” – Buddha

14. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

15. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

16. “To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha

17. “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.” – Buddha

18. “The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha

19. “Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it” – Buddha

20. “You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

 

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21. “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” – Buddha

22. “When you dig a well, there’s no sign of water until you reach it, only rocks and dirt to move out of the way. You have removed enough; soon the pure water will flow.” – Buddha

23. “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.” – Buddha

24. “You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha

25. “Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

26. “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddha

27. “It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

28. “Doubt everything. Find your own light.” – Buddha

29. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” – Buddha

30. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha

31. “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.” – Buddha

32. “Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha

33. “In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” – Buddha

34. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha

35. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Buddha

36. “All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?” – Buddha

37. “Purity or impurity depends on oneself, No one can purify another.” – Buddha

38. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

39. “True love is born from understanding.” – Buddha

40. “To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others” – Buddha

 

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41. “You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.” – Buddha

42. “There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.” – Buddha

43. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

44. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

45. “Long is the night to him who is awake; long is a mile to him who is tired; long is life to the foolish who do not know the true law.” – Buddha

46. “To understand everything is to forgive everything” – Buddha

47. “An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha

48. “When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky” – Buddha

49. “Patience is key. Remember: A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

50. “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” – Buddha

51. “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Buddha

52. “A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Buddha

53. “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” – Buddha

54. “Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.” – Buddha

55. “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.” – Buddha

56. “In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” – Buddha

57. “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha

58. “The darkest night is ignorance” – Buddha

59. “I never see what has been done, I only see what remains to be done.” – Buddha

60. “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha

 

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Charlene Barry is the fun loving founder of This Is Project Me, a wellness, spiritual and inspirational channel on YouTube that inspires others to live the life of their dreams with passion, love and joy. Charlene believes in serendipity, wellness and spirituality and is an Ayurvedic and Lifestyle coach; helping people live their ideal life through Ayurvedic medicine, Meditation, Yoga and Balance.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Yudit

    May 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I love, love Buddha quotes, so much wisdom. Thank you

  2. SUBHASISH ROY

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    it really changed my life

  3. Robin

    Feb 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    What a great compilation of quotes. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Ayon Sen Roy

    Feb 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I came to this site in great mental distress. These quotes have given me great mental and emotional relief. Am definitely going to try and put into practice as much as I can. Thanks for creating this website and putting it out there.

  5. Vijay

    Nov 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Hi can you suggest me a few books on buddha’s enlightenment on life

  6. Kiddos

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful post mostly number 55. People can try this!

  7. Amul Sharma

    Oct 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great quotes…..i like……Buddha ! the great master for humans…..thanks for share……..

  8. LALIT KUMAR

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Its superb. I like these quotes very much. I am feeling fresh while reading these qoutes. Thanks for the quotes.

  9. Tim Denning

    Jul 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    My favourite quote out of the bunch is “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
    Every day we choose to either create health or create disease. A big part of success is being able to successfully complete lots of small habits daily that over time, create success. Health is one of the most important habits to practice daily.

  10. Chaminda

    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    It’s great to see some of lord Buddha’s teachings in English.

  11. siva

    May 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It’s too good ..

  12. Alex Piezema

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Buddha, the greatest

  13. Lukovski

    Feb 18, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Wow, thanks for this awesome list! Buddha’s wisdom is just magnificent! Will definitely take some of these and put them on my website :))

    Thanks for putting them altogether!

  14. sivaranjani

    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    thought provoking lines ..true

  15. Venkat Anumula

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic quotes ! The more we think of it the more we get enlightened resulting in a change

  16. Art

    Feb 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Good work putting these together!

  17. surendra sisodiya

    Feb 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Love & like every single quote in this post 🙂

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Feb 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Awesome! Glad you do Surendra, thanks for being a fan of quotes and loving our articles 🙂

  18. Pranay Maheshwari

    Jan 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    One of the best quotes I have ever read. Thank you

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Jan 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Great to hear Pranay! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂

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49 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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26 Memorable Hugh Hefner Quotes

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

Which quote resonated with you the most?  What will you remember Hugh Hefner for the most?  Comment below!

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53 Motivating Brad Pitt Quotes

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From his humble origins growing up in Oklahoma to becoming a Hollywood legend, Brad Pitt has made a name for himself from iconic roles in movies such as Fight Club, The Big Short,  and Inglorious Basterds.  However, he is also known for being  a philanthropist and his humble approach to life.  Brad Pitt’s name will continue to be recognized internationally as one of the best actors in the world.

Here are some of Brad Pitt’s best quotes:

1. “By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.” – Brad Pitt

2. “I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense – how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don’t.” – Brad Pitt

3. “When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.” – Brad Pitt

4. “I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination.” – Brad Pitt

5. “Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.” – Brad Pitt

6. “Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen” – Brad Pitt

7. “Action speaks louder than words.” – Brad Pitt

8. “It’s those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it’s a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses.” – Brad Pitt

9. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

10. “At the end of the day if my family need me or if they need anything, I’m there for them.” – Brad Pitt

11. “I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.” – Brad Pitt

12. “Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.” – Brad Pitt

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13. “I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling.” – Brad Pitt

14. “When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.” – Brad Pitt

15. “Depression is not interesting to watch” – Brad Pitt

16. “What’s valuable to me has become clearer as I’ve got older. To me, it’s about the value of your time and your day and the value of the people you spend it with.” – Brad Pitt

17. “I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.” – Brad Pitt

18. “Where I grew up, we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri, it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.” – Brad Pitt

19. “I always knew I was going somewhere – going out. I just knew. I just knew. I just knew there were a lot more points of view out there.” – Brad Pitt

20. “My training is documented on film.” – Brad Pitt

21. “With sons and father, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt

22. “I have an adventure every morning.” – Brad Pitt

23. “I tell young guys, don’t make choices because somebody else is telling you it’s good from a career maintenance perspective.” – Brad Pitt

24. “My life has been about big changes.” – Brad Pitt

25. “I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.” – Brad Pitt

26. “I’m satisfied with making true choices.” – Brad Pitt

27. “Just the fact that there is an unknown (in regards to death) and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me.” – Brad Pitt

28. “I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.” – Brad Pitt

29. “My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.” – Brad Pitt

30. “I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.” – Brad Pitt

31. “When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.” – Brad Pitt

32. “I would say that the directors that I’ve liked the most are all curious in mature – curious thinkers. They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.” – Brad Pitt

33. “I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives.” – Brad Pitt

34. “I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.” – Brad Pitt

35. “The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it’s not equal. We may have been created equal, but we’re not born equal. It’s a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.” – Brad Pitt

36. “I’ve been no stranger to change.” – Brad Pitt

37. “You want to stake your own claim.” – Brad Pitt

38. “In Missouri, where I come from, we don’t talk about what we do, we just do it. If we talk about it, it’s seen as bragging.” – Brad Pitt

39. “Once you get older, you get a little closer to yourself, intimate.” Brad Pitt

40. “We’re mysteries to ourselves.” – Brad Pitt

41. “Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.” – Brad Pitt

42. “We’re so complex; we’re mysteries to ourselves; we’re difficult to eachother.  And then storytelling reminds us that we’re all the same” – Brad Pitt

43. “You can’t be different for different’s sake, and this doesn’t always work, but you have to separate yourself from the normal read. Of course, it has to be truthful. If it’s not truthful, don’t waste your time.” – Brad Pitt

44. “My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.” – Brad Pitt

45. “I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven’t known life to be any happier.” – Brad Pitt

46. “I am obsessively bent on quality – to an unhealthy degree” – Brad Pitt

47. “I’m a bit of a loner, you know?  I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved” – Brad Pitt

48. “There are no hallmark cards that define the next chapter, or value of a history together” – Brad Pitt

49. “I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. No is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself.” – Brad Pitt

51. “In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.” – Brad Pitt

52. “I start asking a lot of questions about my own life, and it’s not necessarily fun, but it’s a good exercise.” – Brad Pitt

53. “I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

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71 Albert Einstein Quotes to Inspire You For Life

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Albert Einstein is recognized around the world as one of the most iconic and intelligent minds ever.  From his fantastic scientific discoveries, to the hardships he endured during his life; Einstein shared a lot of wisdom and insight on life, people, and the world in general

Here are 71 of Albert Einstein’s most insightful quotes:

1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein

2. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

3. “Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

5. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

6. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

7. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein

8. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

9. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein

11. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

12. “If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

14. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

16. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

17. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

20. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

25. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

26. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

27. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

29. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein

30. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

31. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

32. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

33. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein

34. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

36. “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

37. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” – Albert Einstein

40. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

41. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein

42. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

43. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein

44. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

46. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

47. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

48. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

49. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

50. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein

51. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

52. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

53. “A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.” – Albert Einstein

54. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein

55. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” – Albert Einstein

56. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

57. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

58. “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

59. “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.” – Albert Einstein

60. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

61. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

62. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein

63. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein

64. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

65. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

66. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein

67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

68. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein

69. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

70. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

71. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein

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How I Spent The Last 3 Years Becoming Minimalist And Why You Should Too

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It started after a record few years of earning more money than I could spend.

I accumulated junk and things I didn’t need.

I’d buy ten pairs of black shoes, a new shirt for every birthday party I attended and every piece of audio software that some guy I didn’t know told me to get. It got out of hand quickly. It was a time in my life where I hadn’t begun working on myself and I was pretty down a lot of the time.

Buying useless junk numbed the pain but only for a short while. The lies I’d tell myself about my bad habit were incredible. I’ve been having a serious go at becoming minimalist for the last three years. I actually started a few years prior and ended up having a few false starts.

Here’s how I became minimalist (I’d suggest doing the same if you can):

 

Start with the big stuff.

That BMW had to go. It was taking up so much of my time and money to keep on the road. It was like a screaming child, always wanting something. Unlike a child, I had no passion or drive to take care of this European piece of crap that society told me I needed to be successful.

I put the car online for sale. It was a painful process and every person that came to see it found problems with what I thought was a spotless car.

It was a negotiation tactic and it was stopping me from beginning a new life with this whole minimalist dream.

I ended up selling the car for much less than it was worth. I did the numbers and no matter what, even losing a bit of money on it still made sense. Once the car was gone, the process of becoming minimalist began.

 

You can easily forget how out of control you are.

At the start of this minimalism process I had 4 computers, 5 microphones, 2 laptops, 5 mobile phones, 2 iPads, 2 soundcards, 2 large sized wardrobes of clothes, more than 20 pairs of shoes, multiple spare car stereos, and a whole pile of CDs and DVDs that were overflowing from my draws.

As I read back the list I just wrote, I now see how out of control I was. Oh and I even had an old VCR with heaps of old cassette tapes that I kept telling myself I’d watch one day even though I hate the idea of having to fast forward through in real-time to find out what’s on the tapes. I was delusional about my junk habit, to say the least.

 

Trying to give stuff away is useless.

The delusion that is giving stuff away is why you are still not a minimalist. The key lesson I had to learn time and time again was to stop trying to give stuff away, Some of the stuff I wanted to chuck out was valuable to someone, somewhere.

The trouble is that it’s hard to find the right person, at the right time who may have the space for your item. I thought about all the time wasted giving stuff away. I thought about the effort it took to deliver my junk to people’s homes. I thought about all the space my junk took up in my life.

 

It just wasn’t worth it. If you are serious about becoming minimalist and the benefits that come with this lifestyle, you’ve got to marry the idea that you’ll need to throw things away.

 

Not used it in 12 months? Chuck it.

This question sent my minimalist quest into hyperdrive. When I looked at how much stuff I had that in some cases hadn’t been used for more than 5 years, I figured out that these were things that I should discard. We tell ourselves that one day we’ll use a particular item.

That one day never comes and these items become a burden the longer we hold onto them.

 

Support charity where you can.

You may be reading this blog post thinking “Who is this a**hole who’s so disrespectful to the environment?”

Well, you’d be wrong. I did consider the environment and people less fortunate than me. Where possible, I gave away lots of clothes, shoes and electronic items to charity. If you want to be minimalist, then I’d strongly urge you to do the same.

The cool thing is you get to clear out your junk, feel good, and help someone in need. There are just so many good reasons to become minimalist. Jump on the bandwagon!

 

Get some external motivation.

While going through the journey of becoming minimalist, I coincidently interviewed a blogger named Joshua Becker. He runs a blog called Becoming Minimalist. Joshua taught me so many awesome little hacks to clear out junk and he changed the way I was thinking about material possessions.

 

It’s not just the physical junk.

I was trying to be the next big music producer before my minimalism quest started and so I kept buying more audio gear. I somehow thought that the more gear I had, the more cool sounds I could create. The trouble was I always had to learn how to use new gear, so I never mastered one instrument or audio effect.

Meanwhile, back in France, Daft Punk would brag about how old their computer was and how they always used the same small number of instruments. No wonder they had such cool music.

“Daft Punk went for minimalism that led to mastery, while I was dabbling in being a master of everything”

 

The other point to consider is that junk is not just your material things. We also collect digital garbage now as well. I still have more than 10 TB of data to sort through. This excess storage on our computers slows our operating system down, makes it hard to find stuff and requires us to keep buying more storage.

Having lots of data also makes it difficult to back stuff up because storing things in the cloud becomes an expensive pursuit for a data hoarder.

 

Some of us like the idea of becoming minimalist but never do.

Is that you? It was certainly me. Having dreams of taking action is what’s holding you back. It may be affecting more than just your goal to get rid of junk. Don’t think about taking action: commit to it.

Here’s how:

Aim to throw away one piece of junk every week.

I did this little hack and it’s how I’ve now been able to free up space in my life for things that matter.

 

Minimalism allows for more of the good stuff.

Once I had heaps of room from clearing out my junk, I noticed my mind was less busy. One of the key pieces of junk that was very hard to throw away was my old Mac Pro computer. I kept telling myself I may need it in the future even though my current Mac laptop is more than good enough.

I’m dumbfounded at how much time I would spend every day thinking about whether I should throw out my very old 2009 Mac. Finally, I got pissed off. The thinking time wasted on this idea could be used to do other stuff. Ultimately, what convinced me to throw it away was the time I’d get back to keep blogging for all of you.

Having space in your home and mind allows you room for the stuff and ideas you actually want in your life. You feel so free when you get to this point.

 

It’s a long journey.

Keeping junk out of your life becomes the next challenge once you are free of all of your garbage. Every holiday I go on I’m tempted to collect souvenirs I’ll never look at again.

“Every trip to the shopping centre makes me feel like a gambler trying not to place a bet”

The temptation at these giant concrete shopping centres is to buy more clothes, more shoes and more things that will supposedly make you happy.

I’ve learned through minimalism that less is more and that’s what leaves me space to be happy. I can’t be happy when I’m simultaneously pissed off with all of the junk in my life.

 

Junk sucks up our time and that’s the one thing we should never waste.

Do you want to waste time thinking about and maintaining your junk or would you prefer to live a life where you have room for what personally matters to you?

Not being minimalist is costing you more than you think. It’s leading you down a path that makes other people big profits while keeping you both broke and with a mind not focused on your goals.

Get a divorce from the material world. Marry the empty space of what you love instead.

If you want to increase your productivity and learn some more valuable life hacks, then join my private mailing list on timdenning.net

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared hundreds of thousands of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around success, personal development, motivation, and entrepreneurship. During the day Tim works with the most iconic tech companies in the world, as an adviser, to assist them in expanding into Australia. By night, Tim coaches his students on the principles of personal development and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net or through his Facebook.

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  1. Yudit

    May 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I love, love Buddha quotes, so much wisdom. Thank you

  2. SUBHASISH ROY

    Apr 19, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    it really changed my life

  3. Robin

    Feb 25, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    What a great compilation of quotes. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Ayon Sen Roy

    Feb 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I came to this site in great mental distress. These quotes have given me great mental and emotional relief. Am definitely going to try and put into practice as much as I can. Thanks for creating this website and putting it out there.

  5. Vijay

    Nov 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Hi can you suggest me a few books on buddha’s enlightenment on life

  6. Kiddos

    Jun 4, 2016 at 2:24 am

    Wonderful post mostly number 55. People can try this!

  7. Amul Sharma

    Oct 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Great quotes…..i like……Buddha ! the great master for humans…..thanks for share……..

  8. LALIT KUMAR

    Aug 28, 2015 at 3:23 am

    Its superb. I like these quotes very much. I am feeling fresh while reading these qoutes. Thanks for the quotes.

  9. Tim Denning

    Jul 26, 2015 at 7:56 am

    My favourite quote out of the bunch is “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”
    Every day we choose to either create health or create disease. A big part of success is being able to successfully complete lots of small habits daily that over time, create success. Health is one of the most important habits to practice daily.

  10. Chaminda

    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    It’s great to see some of lord Buddha’s teachings in English.

  11. siva

    May 11, 2015 at 4:24 am

    It’s too good ..

  12. Alex Piezema

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Buddha, the greatest

  13. Lukovski

    Feb 18, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Wow, thanks for this awesome list! Buddha’s wisdom is just magnificent! Will definitely take some of these and put them on my website :))

    Thanks for putting them altogether!

  14. sivaranjani

    Feb 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    thought provoking lines ..true

  15. Venkat Anumula

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic quotes ! The more we think of it the more we get enlightened resulting in a change

  16. Art

    Feb 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Good work putting these together!

  17. surendra sisodiya

    Feb 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Love & like every single quote in this post 🙂

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Feb 1, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Awesome! Glad you do Surendra, thanks for being a fan of quotes and loving our articles 🙂

  18. Pranay Maheshwari

    Jan 31, 2015 at 9:38 am

    One of the best quotes I have ever read. Thank you

    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Jan 31, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Great to hear Pranay! Thanks for sharing that with us 🙂

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49 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

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From his humble origins growing up in Oklahoma to becoming a Hollywood legend, Brad Pitt has made a name for himself from iconic roles in movies such as Fight Club, The Big Short,  and Inglorious Basterds.  However, he is also known for being  a philanthropist and his humble approach to life.  Brad Pitt’s name will continue to be recognized internationally as one of the best actors in the world.

Here are some of Brad Pitt’s best quotes:

1. “By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.” – Brad Pitt

2. “I find all of my performances come down to mathematics in a sense – how do you approach the problem of this character? Sometimes I crack that problem, sometimes I don’t.” – Brad Pitt

3. “When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.” – Brad Pitt

4. “I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination.” – Brad Pitt

5. “Success is a beast. And it actually puts the emphasis on the wrong thing. You get away with more instead of looking within.” – Brad Pitt

6. “Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen” – Brad Pitt

7. “Action speaks louder than words.” – Brad Pitt

8. “It’s those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it’s a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses.” – Brad Pitt

9. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

10. “At the end of the day if my family need me or if they need anything, I’m there for them.” – Brad Pitt

11. “I’m one of those people you hate because of genetics. It’s the truth.” – Brad Pitt

12. “Happiness is overrated. There has to be conflict in life.” – Brad Pitt

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13. “I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling.” – Brad Pitt

14. “When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.” – Brad Pitt

15. “Depression is not interesting to watch” – Brad Pitt

16. “What’s valuable to me has become clearer as I’ve got older. To me, it’s about the value of your time and your day and the value of the people you spend it with.” – Brad Pitt

17. “I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.” – Brad Pitt

18. “Where I grew up, we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri, it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.” – Brad Pitt

19. “I always knew I was going somewhere – going out. I just knew. I just knew. I just knew there were a lot more points of view out there.” – Brad Pitt

20. “My training is documented on film.” – Brad Pitt

21. “With sons and father, there’s an inexplicable connection and imprint that your father leaves on you.” – Brad Pitt

22. “I have an adventure every morning.” – Brad Pitt

23. “I tell young guys, don’t make choices because somebody else is telling you it’s good from a career maintenance perspective.” – Brad Pitt

24. “My life has been about big changes.” – Brad Pitt

25. “I’ve always been at war with myself, for right or wrong. I’ve grown quite comfortable with being at war.” – Brad Pitt

26. “I’m satisfied with making true choices.” – Brad Pitt

27. “Just the fact that there is an unknown (in regards to death) and something greater, can bring a feeling of peace. That’s enough for me.” – Brad Pitt

28. “I grew up on certain movies, particular movies that said something to me as a kid from Missouri, movies that showed me places I’d yet traveled, or different cultures, or explained something, or said something in a better way than I could ever say. I wanted to find the movies like that.” – Brad Pitt

29. “My affliction has been… I can make something or draw something or design something better than I can explain it.” – Brad Pitt

30. “I have a hard time with morals. All I know is what feels right, what’s more important to me is being honest about who you are. Morals I get a little hung up on.” – Brad Pitt

31. “When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.” – Brad Pitt

32. “I would say that the directors that I’ve liked the most are all curious in mature – curious thinkers. They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.” – Brad Pitt

33. “I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives.” – Brad Pitt

34. “I don’t feel restless, I just like to travel.” – Brad Pitt

35. “The latitude and longitudinal lines of where you are born determine your opportunity in life, and it’s not equal. We may have been created equal, but we’re not born equal. It’s a lot to do with luck and you have to pass that on.” – Brad Pitt

36. “I’ve been no stranger to change.” – Brad Pitt

37. “You want to stake your own claim.” – Brad Pitt

38. “In Missouri, where I come from, we don’t talk about what we do, we just do it. If we talk about it, it’s seen as bragging.” – Brad Pitt

39. “Once you get older, you get a little closer to yourself, intimate.” Brad Pitt

40. “We’re mysteries to ourselves.” – Brad Pitt

41. “Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.” – Brad Pitt

42. “We’re so complex; we’re mysteries to ourselves; we’re difficult to eachother.  And then storytelling reminds us that we’re all the same” – Brad Pitt

43. “You can’t be different for different’s sake, and this doesn’t always work, but you have to separate yourself from the normal read. Of course, it has to be truthful. If it’s not truthful, don’t waste your time.” – Brad Pitt

44. “My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.” – Brad Pitt

45. “I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven’t known life to be any happier.” – Brad Pitt

46. “I am obsessively bent on quality – to an unhealthy degree” – Brad Pitt

47. “I’m a bit of a loner, you know?  I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved” – Brad Pitt

48. “There are no hallmark cards that define the next chapter, or value of a history together” – Brad Pitt

49. “I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. No is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself.” – Brad Pitt

51. “In some ways, I’m still a kid from Missouri and Oklahoma, and I’m trying to find my way.” – Brad Pitt

52. “I start asking a lot of questions about my own life, and it’s not necessarily fun, but it’s a good exercise.” – Brad Pitt

53. “I believe you make your day. You make your life. So much of it is all perception, and this is the form that I built for myself. I have to accept it and work within those compounds, and it’s up to me.” – Brad Pitt

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71 Albert Einstein Quotes to Inspire You For Life

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Albert Einstein is recognized around the world as one of the most iconic and intelligent minds ever.  From his fantastic scientific discoveries, to the hardships he endured during his life; Einstein shared a lot of wisdom and insight on life, people, and the world in general

Here are 71 of Albert Einstein’s most insightful quotes:

1. “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”– Albert Einstein

2. “Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” – Albert Einstein

3. “Truth is what stands the test of experience.” – Albert Einstein

4. “Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down in the mind before you reach eighteen.” – Albert Einstein

5. “The only source of knowledge is experience.” – Albert Einstein

6. “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” – Albert Einstein

7. “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there.” – Albert Einstein

8. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

9. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” – Albert Einstein

11. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein

12. “If A is a success in life, then A equals X plus Y plus Z. Work is X; Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

13. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein

14. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein

15. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

16. “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” – Albert Einstein

17. “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

18. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

19. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

20. “The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein

21. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

22. “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

23. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

24. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

25. “Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.” – Albert Einstein

26. “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

27. “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

28. “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.” – Albert Einstein

29. “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” – Albert Einstein

30. “The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.” – Albert Einstein

31. “Information is not knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

32. “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

33. “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”– Albert Einstein

34. “Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein

35. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

36. “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

37. “Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

39. “Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.” – Albert Einstein

40. “All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” – Albert Einstein

41. “No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” – Albert Einstein

42. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

43. “You ask me if I keep a notebook to record my great ideas. I’ve only ever had one.” – Albert Einstein

44. “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

46. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

47. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

48. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein

49. “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” – Albert Einstein

50. “The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.” – Albert Einstein

51. “The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

52. “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein

53. “A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.” – Albert Einstein

54. “Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.” – Albert Einstein

55. “A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.” – Albert Einstein

56. “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” – Albert Einstein

57. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

58. “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

59. “In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.” – Albert Einstein

60. “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” – Albert Einstein

61. “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

62. “I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.” – Albert Einstein

63. “The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.”– Albert Einstein

64. “Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein

65. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” – Albert Einstein

66. “As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists.” – Albert Einstein

67. “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” – Albert Einstein

68. “I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards.” – Albert Einstein

69. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

70. “Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.” – Albert Einstein

71. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert Einstein

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