Friday, December 16, 2011

Time to think

Here you have some quotes to think about and grow internally. There are two authors with more than one quote. These are Albert Einstein, the famous scientist, and Viktor Frankl, a Jewish doctor who survived to the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau from 1942 to 1945. Frankl wrote an inspirational book called Man´s  search for meaning. I hope you like the quotes and reach some conclusions from them. 

  • A stumble may prevent a fall. Thomas Fulller
  • The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke
  • The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. Friedrich Nietzsche.
  • The hardest are the battles that I fight with myself every single day. Napoleon Bonaparte
  • He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn, is in great danger. Confucius
  • When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor Frankl
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he/she learned in school. Albert Einstein.
  • The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look and do nothing. Albert Einstein
  • Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. Mark Twain.
  • A human being is a deciding being. Viktor Frankl
  • Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value. Albert Einstein


Paqui Pérez Fons said...

This time I can´t choose only one of these quotes. I like many of them: I like Napoleon´s idea of fighting everyday to become a better an wiser person. But I also like a lot Nietzsche´s quote, because it focuses on how hard is trying to be independent and not following the herd. And I like Viktor Frankl´s philosophy. He learned important lessons in the Nazi concentration camps and he reached the conclusion that no matter how complicated a situation is, we always have the last word and it´s up to us to decide what to do. We can´t blame the circumstances or the environment. We can always choose and this gives us the maximum responsibility of our lives. I also like the quotes that refer to the accomplice silence and passivity. The mass can be a refuge, but being part of a group doesn´t make us be free of responsiblilty. Some of the most awful crimes of humanity were committed due to the silence of the majority.

See you on Monday

Enrique Vázquez said...

Hello Paqui.

I like a lot the ones of Albert Einstein and also the one of Goethe!

Have a good weekend!


Isabel said...

Hi! I am agree with you, I think most of them are great, but the one I like more is the one of Confucius.
See you tomorrow

Mªluz Ortiz S-Manjavacas said...

Hello everyone!
I like the "a stumble may prevent a fall, Thomas Fuller" because you can make a little mistake and this prevent the big mistake and if you make a mistake you have to recognize what you've done wrong and don't make more the same mistakes.
I like this types of activities! =)
Bye Bye see you tomorrow in the class. Have a good sunday.

Alejandro Torrillas said...

I like the one of Napeoleon because it's true is more difficult to recognized your own mistakes, to know what is wrong inside you and to change it, but those who achieved it are true fighters; they can struggle all the adversities.

Beatriz Antequera said...

Hi everyone!
I like many of these quotes but I've chosen this one from Albert Einstein: "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look and do nothing". I think that's true because it is preferable to act although you are wrong than to be stopped.

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Bea, what Einstein wanted to say that it is more dangerous that people stay silent when someone does something bad than the fact that there are people who do evil to their fellow men/women. Silence by fear, selfishness, "solidarity" or indiference is also a bad action when you are witness of something evil.

Laura Meco said...

Paqui! I couldn't sleep and I was looking for quotes on the Internet, and I have found some I'm sure you will like, look:
*Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington (and look at the author, we've just studied him!!)

*Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

*He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

I hope you and the rest of my classmates like them!

See you!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Laura,

Thanks for your contributions. I knew these quotes and I also like them, altough I prefer Napoleon to the Duke of Wellington ;)