September 22, 2011

Quotes To Make You Think

I'm feeling a bit philosophical today.  So, here are some quotes I found on various subjects.  Just a few things to make you stop and think.  Maybe...just maybe...they will enable you to see life from a different perspective. 

Do not go where the path may lead instead go where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~

Never let your sense of morals keep you from doing what is right.  ~Isaac Asimov~

We must be the change we wish to see.  ~Gandhi~

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go.  ~T.S. Eliot~

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt~

This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.  ~John Steinbeck~

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.  ~Anais Nin~

The best and most beautiful thing in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart.  ~Hellen Keller~

Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile...initially scared me to death.  ~Betty Bender~

To be nobody but yourself, in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.  ~E.E. Cummings~

Be not what is expected, but who you are...who you are meant to be.  Expectations carry the weight of a thousand mountains from which you can not be freed.  Individuality is the freedom from the expectations, and carry the weight of a feather, allowing you to see and experience the world.  ~DauntlessVitality~


  1. Amazing quotes, DV! Inspirational in and of themselves, but doubly so if one reads them from a D/s perspective...

    I especially like that last one...quite the philosopher indeed!

    All my best,
    Baby Girl :)

  2. I have always loved the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote. It has always spoken to me in many ways, however now I find a new quote that I love as much or more.....the last quote on this post. Thank you DV for such strong and meaningful words. With your permission Sir I would like to share them on my blog.
    Excellent post,