I shortlist some of the good quotes I encounter. If you’re looking for inspiring excerpts with verified sources about innovation, lifelong learning, thinking, and similar topics, you might enjoy browsing my Quoteshelf. A few of these are my all-time favourite mind-expanding quotes and ideas.

Innovation Quotes

"As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all Innovations, which are the births of time." ~ Francis Bacon (In Eliot (ed), 1909-14)

Charles W. Eliot (ed). 1909-14. Of Innovations. In  Essays, Civil and Moral, The Harvard Classics, Vol. III, Part 1, New York: P.F. Collier & Son.

Lifelong Learning Quotes

“I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”  ~ Isaac Newton (In Brewster, 1855)

David Brewster. 1855. In Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Vol II, Ch 27, Edinburgh.

Thinking Quotes

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841)

Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1841. Self-reliance.

This is an ongoing project.

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