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Enjoy Cogitare Aude’s favorite quotes:


“Cogitare Aude.” – Dare to think.

“Nosce te ipsum” – Know thyself  / Know yourself

“Cogito ergo sum.” – I think therefore I am.

“Fortis est veritas.” – Truth is strong.

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

“Impossible is a word invented by the lazy.”

“Two prisoners looked out through prison bars, one saw mud, one saw stars.”

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

“God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.”

“Chin up, chest out, eyes forth.  If you die, die with faith so that you may go to heaven.  If you live, you live longer to continue God’s work.  Its a win-win.”

“God’s work done in a God’s way will never lack resources.”

“If you have faith, then you know God is always with you all the time.”

“Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the presence of fear with the will to continue.”

“The believer who is conscious of the divine power behind him and of his own authority can face the enemy without fear or hesitation.”

“God thinks within geniuses, dreams within poets, and sleeps within the rest of us.”

“There are no accidents – just God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

“Pressure makes diamonds.”

“All truth passes through three stages: first, it is ridiculed, second, it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”

“When the going gets too rough, you are obviously in the wrong place.”

“You cannot direct the wind but you can adjust the sails.”

“When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and have the world wondering how the hell you did it.”


“There are many paths in life that people can choose to take, but it takes courage to go your own way, and make a path for others to follow.”

“Teaching is the highest form of understanding.”

“Not only is there an art in knowing a thing, but also in teaching it: “Nam non solum scire aliquid artis est, sed quaedam ars etiam docendi.””

“If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you; but if you really make them think they’ll hate you.”

“People may doubt what you say, but will believe what you do”


“Be sober and be vigilant  because your adversary, the devil, walks about looking for whom he may devour.”

“A clever man commits no minor blunders.”

“To those who know the right thing to do and do not do it – to those it is a sin.”

“The ear tests words as the tongue tastes food.”

“Judge others by their questions rather than by their answers.”

“A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.”

“Remember that your enemy is too stupid to insult.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.”

“The testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple.”

“Arguing with a fool proves there are two.”

“Advice – a clever man does not need it – a fool wont take it.”

“Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.”

“Politicians talk so much – yet say so little.”

“Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.”

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”

“The only difference between genius and stupidity, is that genius has its limits.”

“Knowledge and love make humans differ from animals.”

“God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.”

“Self knowledge is a dangerous thing tending to make man shallow or insane.”

“The fools will always believe they are wise while the wise man will always feel as fool.”

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

“Light travels faster than sound – that is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.”

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

“To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.”


“Do not run ahead of God, let him direct your steps he planed for you, remember he has time.  God’s clock is never late, it always strikes on time.”

“Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.”


“God never shuts one door without opening another.”

“To every end, there’s a new beginning.”

“I have not failed at anything, I have just found all the wrong ways of doing it!”

“There are no failures – only feedback!”

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

“If I look confused – I probably am.”

“My imaginary friend thinks you have serious mental problem.”


“Love is giving somebody the power to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”


“In much wisdom is much grief, and he that increased knowledge increased sorrow.”

“Seek and you shall find.”

“The truth shall set you free.” – “Veritas vos liberabit.”

“A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance.”

“An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.”

“Wise man talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something.”

“The function of wisdom is discriminating between good and evil.”

“Over analysis creates paralysis.”


“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use.”

“The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought.”

“The aim of an argument should not be victory but progress.”

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

“The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.”

“The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction.”

“If you want to fool the world in the midst of grand delusion just tell the truth.”

“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” – “Perhaps time to wake up?”


“It does not matter what you achieve but how you get there.”

“In the end – our deeds are all that matters.”