Life Quotes – Soccerwidow Sports Betting Knowledge Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:50:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 50 Wise & Profound Quotes on Ignorance and Stupidity Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:42:21 +0000 more »]]>

Being ignorant means lacking knowledge; yet, possessing information alone does not mean having knowledge

Quote: I am not ashamed to confess I am ignorant of what I do not know - CiceroText Art: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

People may be aware of a multitude of facts and there may be vast amounts of information available but, if the matter is not properly understood, no knowledge will accrue, and ignorance will remain.

We have collected together 50 of the finest and brightest quotes and sayings on the subject of ignorance and stupidity. Good luck on your journey through our collection!

Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Publilius Syrus
(1st century BC, Latin writer of maxims)
Real knowledge is to know
the extent of one’s ignorance.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
(c. 480-406 BC, tragedian of classical Athens)
I am not ashamed to confess
I am ignorant of what I do not know.

(106-43 BC, Roman philosopher and statesman)
Not engaging in ignorance is wisdom.
(c. 5th/6th century, Buddhist monk)
Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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25 Most Notable and Wise Quotes about Mathematics Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:12:38 +0000 more »]]>

There is great intrinsic value in maths: Nothing is as straightforward and honest.

If you make a mistake at the outset then everything else you build on this false foundation will be wrong as well. Nevertheless, there is no mistake which cannot be rectified. This is the beauty of maths!

Math Quote: If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is - John von NeumannCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: Luis Louro, Background: Dusit

This compilation contains 25 of the best quotes related to mathematics. They are very notable sayings, several of them even analogies for life itself. Enjoy!

The mathematical sciences
particularly exhibit
order, symmetry, and limitation;
and these are the greatest forms
of the beautiful.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)
Mathematics is the door
and key to the sciences.

Roger Bacon
(c. 1214-1294, English philosopher and Franciscan friar)
Nature is written
in mathematical language.

Galileo Galilei
(1564-1642, Italian physicist, mathematician, and astronomer)
Mathematicians are [like]
a sort of Frenchmen;
if you talk to them,
they translate it into their own language,
and then it is immediately
something quite different.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1832, German novelist, dramatist, poet, humanist, and philosopher)
Mathematics is
the queen of sciences
and arithmetic is
the queen of mathematics.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß
(1777-1855, German mathematician and scientist)
The study of mathematics,
like the Nile,
begins in minuteness
but ends in magnificence.

Charles Caleb Colton
(1780-1832, English cleric, writer and collector)
Mathematics is the science of
what is clear by itself.

Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi
(1804-1851, German mathematician)

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50 Remarkable & Wise Quotes About Patience Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:40:37 +0000 more »]]> Who hasn’t heard the saying “Have patience, my friend, have patience; For Rome wasn’t built in a day!”?

Nevertheless, this is not the only wise saying about patience. We have actually even omitted this in our quotes collection as there are so many others, even more significant and noteworthy words about patience.

Patience is a flower which doesnt grow in everybodys gardenImage: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes on patience, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

Wise to resolve,
and patient to perform.

(7th or 8th century BC,
greatest of ancient Greek epic poets)
Patience is bitter,
but its fruit is sweet.

(384 – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and scientist)
Patience is the best remedy
for every trouble.

(c. 254 – 184 BC, Roman playwright of the Old Latin period)
It is easier to find men
who will volunteer to die,
than to find those
who are willing to endure pain with patience.

Gaius Julius Caesar
(100 BC – 44 BC, Roman statesman, general
and notable author of Latin prose)
Bear patiently with a rival.
Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid
(43 BC – AD 17/18, Roman poet)
Everyone ought to bear patiently
the results of his own conduct.

(first century Roman fabulist,
Latin author and versifier of Aesop’s fables)
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
Augustine of Hippo,
also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin
(354 – 430, Algerian Christian theologian and philosopher)

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50 Quotes about Beauty – Remarkable Words of Wisdom Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:24:45 +0000 more »]]> Whether you are looking for philosophical quotes about beauty or just some inspiring words for your next creative, motivational speech then you should find something of interest in the following 50 quotes by ancient philosophers, famous people, beauty lovers or otherwise…

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder - PlatoText Art: Elena Schaelike (Wisejam)

Our collection of great words of beauty wisdom is sorted chronologically by birth year of the unforgettable originator. May they revive and inspire you, and aid your outlook on life and/or business… Enjoy!

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
(c. 428-348 BC, Greek philosopher, as well as mathematician)
Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Beauty is a fragile gift.
Publius Ovidius Naso,
known as Ovid
(43 BC – AD 17/18, Roman poet)
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis,
known in English as Juvenal
(active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, Roman poet)
Let the beauty of what you love
what you do.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī,
more popularly simply as Rūmī
(1207-1273, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, and theologian)
Beauty surrounds us,
but usually we need
to be walking in a garden to know it.

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī,
more popularly simply as Rūmī
(1207-1273, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, and theologian)
Beauty awakens the soul to act.
Durante degli Alighieri,
simply called Dante
(c. 1265-1321, major Italian poet)
milk thistles caught at the end of their livesThe autumn of beauty is still beautiful.
Latin Proverb

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Best 50 Sharing Knowledge Quotes – Words of Great Wisdom Sun, 07 Jun 2015 12:40:17 +0000 more »]]>

Sharing knowledge has helped mankind survive and evolve into the intelligent and productive species he is today. In the animal kingdom and indeed in business, knowledge sharing can make the difference between survival and extinction.

WikiCommons: Carvings on Yōmeimon Gate at Tōshō-gū Shrine in NikkoPhoto: Jakub Hałun (Wikimedia Commons)

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes on knowledge sharing, arranged by birth year of the author. Enjoy!

There is no wealth like knowledge,
and no poverty like ignorance.

(c. 400/500 BC, founder of Buddhism)
It is not once nor twice but times without number
that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

‘On The Heavens’, Manual of Greek Mathematics
(c.384 BC-c.322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)
In order to properly understand the big picture,
everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and
obsessed with one small section of truth.

(c.312 BC-c.230 BC, Chinese Confucian philosopher)
In vain have you acquired knowledge
if you have not imparted it to others.

Deuteronomy Rabbah
(c.900, commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy)
Share your knowledge.
It’s a way to achieve immortality.

Dalai Lama
(1357-1419, high lama of Tibetan Buddhism)

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50 Best Discipline Quotes – Self-Control and Willpower Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:11:38 +0000 more »]]>

It is more than 2,000 years ago that the great Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do”. Rather plain and obvious words, but with such a truly remarkable and mindful message!

Discipline quote: What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do - AristotleCollage of own and Shutterstock images; Foreground: Inga Marchuk, Background: Soccerwidow

Self-discipline facilitates goals and keeps our attitude elevated. You can even say that discipline is the foundation of happiness and the uttermost requirement for success.

Our hand-picked selection of quotes contains the best proverbs and citations we could find related to discipline, self-control, determination and willpower. The quotations are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Let them lead you, let them motivate and inspire you…

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu
(604 BC – 531 BC, Chinese philosopher)
It is better to conquer yourself
than to win a thousand battles.
Then the victory is yours.
It cannot be taken from you,
not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

(c. 563 BC – 483 BC, founder of Buddhism)
For a man to conquer himself
is the first and noblest of all victories.

(424/423 – 348/347 BC, philosopher in Classical Greece)
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
(65 BC – 8 BC, Roman lyric poet)
What lies in our power to do,
lies in our power not to do.

(384 BC – 322 BC, Greek philosopher and polymath)
Baseball PlayerWhere no oxen are, the crib is clean.
Proverb 14:4 (King James Bible)

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23 Life Insurance Quotes – Witty and Meaningful Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:29:19 +0000 more »]]>

Throughout this website I talk a lot about statistics, especially in connection with sports results, odds calculation, and betting, and I can assure you that nothing within this field carries a full one hundred percent probability. But when it comes to the subject of life, absolute certainty does exist. The undesirably question is when, and not if…

Life Insurance Quote: The only person who will take care of the older person you will someday be - is the younger person you are now.Collage of Shutterstock images; Foreground (left): CREATISTA, Foreground (right): Viorel Sima, Background: Lucia Pitter

The following selection of life insurance quotes is not a commercial collection. It is simply a broad perspective on the topic of life insurance. Enjoy and don’t forget to share if you like this collection!

Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death
is to reflect
that life has a beginning as well as an end.

William Hazlitt
(1778-1830, English writer)
While nothing is more uncertain
than a single life,
nothing is more certain
than the average duration of a thousand lives.

Elizur Wright
(1804-1885, American mathematician,
“father of life insurance” for his pioneering work on actuarial tables)
Statistics have shown that mortality increases
perceptibly in the military during wartime.

Alphonse Allais
(1854-1905, French writer and humourist)
Fun is like life insurance;
the older you get, the more it costs.

Frank McKinney Hubbard,
better known by his pen name “Kin” Hubbard
(1868-1930, American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist)
I detest life-insurance agents:
they always argue
that I shall someday die,
which is not so.

Stephen Butler Leacock
(1869-1944, English-born Canadian teacher,
political scientist, writer, and humorist)

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Thinking Quotes to Inspire & Help Think Outside the Box Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:04:50 +0000 more »]]>
The expression ‘think outside the box’ is a mantra frequently quoted, especially in business meetings. Its intention is to encourage creativity, innovation, and imaginative thinking.

However, in most cases the phrase is meaningless and instead becomes a rather misleading cliché…

Thinking quote: Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve - Roger LewinCollage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: Antonio Guillem, Background: Jack.Q

Firstly, you need not only to understand ‘the box’ concept but also its relationship to personal comfort zones. Critical thinking may be interpreted as criticism and people then react by building defensive barriers. Therefore, to think outside the box for a positive outcome is quite a leap of faith.

Our Critical Thinking and Think Outside The Box quotes and proverbs are sorted chronologically by the originator’s birth year and will hopefully inspire and motivate you to improve your thinking. Enjoy!

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Romanian Proverb
What we think, we become.
Gautama Buddha
(ca. 500/400 BC, sage whose teachings founded Buddhism)
It is the mark of an educated mind
to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher)
Our minds are lazier than our bodies.
François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
(1613-1680, French author of maxims and memoirs)
Think for yourselves and let others
enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet
(1694-1778, French writer, historian and philosopher)
Doubt is not a pleasant state of mind,
but certainty is absurd.

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet
(1694-1778, French writer, historian and philosopher)
There are very many people who read
simply to prevent themselves from thinking.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
(1742-1799, German scientist, satirist, and Anglophile)
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep
that their interests and his own are the same.

Stendhal , pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle
(1783-1842, 19th-century French writer)
Group of people talking on the telephoneEvery head must do its own thinking.
African Proverb

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Powerful Quotes about Success and Achievement by Strong Women Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:47:02 +0000 more »]]>

It was over 350 years ago that Catherine the Great said: “I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.” Inspiring words by a great woman.

Our hand-picked collection of sayings about success, achievement, strength, courage and leadership contains powerful and notable quotes by powerful and successful women.

Leadership quote: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.Collage of Shutterstock images; Foreground: iko, Middleground: CoraMax, Background: Pavelk

This is not a collection of quotes about women rights or female activism. Instead, these are inspiring words voiced by women leaders over the last 600 years and more – words of great wisdom, authority, and motivation.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy, share and feel inspired!

One life is all we have
and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.

Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”
(ca. 1412-1431, folk heroine of France)
I beg you take courage;
the brave soul can mend even disaster.

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II,
also known as Catherine the Great
(1729-1796, longest-ruling female leader of Russia)
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
They do not exist.

Queen Victoria
(1819-1901, British monarch from 1837 until her death)
We must believe that we are gifted for something,
and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie
(1867-1934, Polish-French physicist and chemist)
Those who do not move,
do not notice their chains.

Rosa Luxemburg
(1871-1919, Polish-German philosopher, and revolutionary socialist)
In order to be irreplaceable
one must always be different.

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel,
better known as Coco Chanel
(1883-1971, French fashion designer)
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
(1884-1962, longest-serving First Lady of the United States)

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Great & Truly Meaningful Quotes – for Life and Work Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:42:39 +0000 more »]]> It was more than 50 years ago that Paul Oscar Johnson, a Major League Baseball outfielder said: “The word ‘meaningful’ when used today is nearly always meaningless.”

We’ll try to prove him wrong… There are many great meaningful words, from the past as well as from the present.

Only those who dare to fail greatly, can ever achieve greatly - Robert F. KennedyCollage of own and Shutterstock images; Foreground: Warren Goldswain, Background: Soccerwidow

Our hand-picked selection of quotes explores the philosophical concept according to which we create meaning and knowledge for ourselves. Each quote is a true affirmation of positive thinking.

The quotes are sorted chronologically by birth date of the originator. Enjoy, feel inspired and share with your friends!

Your work is to discover your work,
and then with all your heart,
to give yourself to it.

Gautama Buddha
(ca. 6-4 century BC, on his teachings Buddhism was founded)
There are two mistakes
one can make along the road to truth…
not going all the way,
and not starting.

Gautama Buddha
(ca. 6-4 century BC, on his teachings Buddhism was founded)
Tell me and I will forget.
Show me and I will remember.
Involve me and I will understand.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
Choose a job you love,
and you will never have to work
a day in your life.

(551-479 BC, Chinese teacher and philosopher)
There is nothing permanent
except change.

Heraclitus of Ephesus
(535–475 BC, pre-Socratic Greek philosopher)
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act,
but a habit.

(384-322 BC, Greek philosopher and scientist)
Happiness is not something ready-made.
It comes from your own actions.

Dalai Lama
(lama of the Gelug or “Yellow Hat” school of Tibetan Buddhism,
founded by Tsongkhapa, 1357-1419)
Many people die at twenty five
and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.

Benjamin Franklin
(1705-1790, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)

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