60 quotes from Marie Curie, for whom physics is a profession

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Marie Curie (1876-1934), a Polish-French experimental scientist, became known worldwide for her scientific discoveries in the field of physics and chemistry, which played an essential role in the scientific revolution. And her merits did not go unnoticed by the scientific community - Marie Curie became the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize (for research on radioactivity), and the first person in history to receive the Nobel Prize twice. In addition, Maria was the first female professor at the University of Paris. From the above, it is easy to understand that she had extraordinary talent and thinking. And this at a time when the opinion of women was not listened to, which made her career even more impressive.


On science and life from the first woman in history to receive the Nobel Prize


Such outstanding personalities are always of great interest, so if you want to know more about Mary's way of thinking, not only as a scientist but also as a person, read the quotes that Bemorepanda has collected below. Moreover, she deserved it thanks to her discoveries that saved millions of lives and changed the world for the better.



1. "Do not be afraid of perfection, you will never achieve it."


2. "It's always good to marry your best friend."


3. "I was taught that the path of progress was neither quick nor easy."


4. “Radium should not enrich anyone. It's an element, it belongs to the whole world."


5. “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, self-confidence. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that it must be achieved."


6. "First principle: never allow yourself to be overwhelmed by people or events."


7. “The older a person gets, the more he feels that he needs to enjoy the present moment, comparable to a state of grace.”


8. "Be less interested in people and more interested in ideas."


9. "In science, we should be interested in things, not people."


10. "There are sadistic scientists who, instead of establishing the truth, rush to hunt down errors."


11. “Decide. Have fun and get to work! The world is waiting for you to reveal your gift!”


12. "You will never make me believe that women are made to walk on stilts."


13. “Pierre Curie came to visit me and showed a simple and sincere sympathy for my student life. He soon got into the habit of telling me about his dream of an existence entirely devoted to scientific research, and he asked me to share this life.”



14. “My husband and I were so closely connected by our affection and common work that we spent almost all the time together.”


15. “I was only fifteen when I graduated from high school, and I always won first place in my class. Fatigue from growth and study forced me to rest in the countryside for almost a year. Then I returned to my father in Warsaw, hoping to teach in free schools.”


16. "A scientist in his laboratory is not just a technician: he is also a child, faced with natural phenomena that amaze him like fairy tales."


17. "I am one of those who think that science has great beauty."


18. "You should never be afraid of what you do when it's right."


19. “There is nothing to be afraid of in life, it only needs to be understood. Now is the time to understand more in order to fear less.”


20. “All my life, new views of nature made me rejoice like a child.”


21. “You never notice what has been done, you can only see what is yet to be done.”


22. “During 1894, Pierre Curie wrote letters to me that seem to me admirable in their form. None of them were very long, as he was in the habit of expressing himself briefly, but they were all written in a spirit of sincerity and with an obvious desire to make the one whom he wanted to have as a companion know him for who he is.



23. “Sometimes I had to stir the boiling mass for days on end with a heavy iron rod almost the same size as myself. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. On other days, on the contrary, the work consisted in the smallest and most delicate fractional crystallization in an attempt to concentrate the radium.


24. “You can only analyze the data you have. Be strategic about what to collect and how to store it.”


25. “More and more I feel the need for a house and a garden.”


26. “But humanity also needs dreamers for whom the selfless development of an enterprise is so exciting that it becomes impossible for them to devote their concern to their own material gain.”


27. “It was like a new world opened up before me, the world of science, which I was finally allowed to know with all freedom.”


28. “Thus perished the hope based on the miraculous being who thus ceased to exist. In the office he was never destined to return to, the water buttercups he had brought from the village were still fresh.”


29. "I am one of those who think, like Nobel, that humanity will derive more good from new discoveries than evil."


30. “In 1903, I defended my doctoral dissertation and received a degree. At the end of the same year, Becquerel, my husband and I were awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radioactivity and new radioactive elements.



31. "In the course of my research, I had to investigate not only simple compounds, salts and oxides, but also a huge number of minerals."


32. "The death of my husband, which came immediately after the discoveries with which his name is associated, was perceived by the public, and especially by scientific circles, as a national misfortune."


33. “I don’t have a dress other than the one I wear every day. If you'd be so kind as to give it to me, please keep it practical and dark so that I can wear it later to go to the lab."


34. "The first experiments on the biological properties of radium were successfully carried out in France with samples from our laboratory, while my husband was still alive."


35. "My experiments have proved that the radiation of uranium compounds can be measured with accuracy under certain conditions, and that this radiation is an atomic property of the element uranium."


36. “If I see something vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventurism that seems indestructible and akin to curiosity.”


37. “I have the best husband you could ever dream of; I never imagined that I would find someone like him. He is a real gift from heaven, and the more we live together, the more we love each other.”


38. "I sincerely wish that some of you will continue this scientific work and keep in your ambitions the determination to make a permanent contribution to science."



39. “Sometimes my courage leaves me, and I think that I should quit my job, live in the countryside and devote myself to gardening. I also don't know if I can live without a lab even if I write science books."


40. “In the study of highly radioactive substances, special precautions must be taken if you want to make accurate measurements. Various items that are used in the chemical laboratory and those used for experiments in physics become radioactive in a short time and act on photographic plates through black paper. Dust, the air in the room, and clothes, everything becomes radioactive.”


41. "After all, science is essentially international, and it is only because of the lack of historical meaning that national qualities are attributed to it."


42. “We must not allow ourselves to believe that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gears, although these mechanisms have their own beauty. I also don't believe that the spirit of adventurism is in danger of disappearing from our world."


43. “Unfamiliar with Paris, I was lost in the big city, but the feeling that I live there alone, taking care of myself without anyone's help, did not depress me at all. If sometimes I felt lonely, then my usual state of mind was peace and great moral satisfaction.


44. “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. To this end, each of us must work towards our own improvement and at the same time bear a common responsibility for all of humanity, our special duty being to help those to whom we think we can be of most use.”


45. “I have often been asked, especially by women, how I can combine family life with a scientific career.


45. “I have often been asked, especially by women, how I can combine family life with a scientific career. Well, it wasn't easy."



46. ​​“When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would be useful in hospitals. The work was purely scientific. And this is proof that scientific work should not be considered in terms of its direct usefulness.


47. “In 1906, just at the moment when we finally abandoned the old laboratory in the barn where we were so happy, there was a terrible catastrophe that took my husband from me and left me alone to raise our children and at the same time continue our research work.


48. "Stability can only be achieved with inactive matter."


49. “Pierre Curie voluntarily exposed his hand to radium for several hours. This resulted in a burn-like injury that developed gradually and took several months to heal. Henri Becquerel accidentally received a similar burn as a result of carrying a glass tube containing radium salt in his vest pocket. He came to tell us about this pernicious effect of radium, exclaiming both admiringly and annoyedly: "I love him, but I have a complaint about him."


50. “We believe that the substance that we have extracted from pitchblende contains a metal that has not yet been discovered, related to bismuth in its analytical properties. If the existence of this new metal is confirmed, we propose to call it polonium, after the name of the country of origin of one of us."


51. “Chemically, radium differs little from barium; the salts of these two elements are isomorphic, while the radium salts are usually less soluble than the barium salts.


52. “All my thoughts were focused on my studies, which, especially at the beginning, was difficult. In fact, I was not sufficiently prepared to take the course in physical sciences at the Sorbonne, because, despite my best efforts, I did not manage to get in Poland the same complete training as the French students attending the same course.



53. "The first time I met Pierre Curie in the spring of 1894 ... A Polish physicist whom I knew and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie once invited us together to spend an evening with him and his wife."


54. “I tried various experiments described in treatises on physics and chemistry, and the results were sometimes unexpected. At times I was encouraged by a small but unexpected success; at other times I was driven to utter despair by accidents and setbacks caused by my inexperience."


55. “If it takes a hundred years, it would be a pity, but I will not stop working for this as long as I live.”


56. "I will devote only a few lines to expressing my belief in the importance of science - it is through this daily pursuit of knowledge that man has risen to the unique position that he occupies on Earth, and his strength and well-being are constantly increasing."


57. “Certain bodies ... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after a while, but the ability to glow again under the influence of heat returns to them under the influence of a spark, and also under the influence of radium.


58. "The various reasons we have listed lead us to believe that the new radioactive substance contains a new element, which we propose to call radium."


59. "This means that we have here a completely separate kind of chemistry, for which at present we use an electrometer, and not a balance, and which we may well call the chemistry of the imponderable."


60. "A sensitive plate, an ionized gas, a fluorescent screen are actually receivers of another kind of energy, chemical energy, ionic energy ... light energy."



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With an estimated fortune of Forbes magazine at over 74 billion dollars, Warren Buffett remains in the top 3 richest people in the world. His lucrative investments also earned him the nickname The Oracle of Omaha. In 1962 he began buying Berkshire Hathaway shares, when a share cost $ 7.5. Today the same action is worth $ 119,000! He has earned his fortune as a result and can give advice from his own experience to succeed.

Time Magazine call him one of the most influential people of all time. Besides the already famous 2 rules: Rule no. 1: never lose money and Rule no. 2: never forget Rule no. 1. Warren Buffett has some tips for those who seek to be successful in life regardless of their field of activity. Bemorepanda have selected below 10 secrets for success in 2021, and not only. 

1. Invest in yourself!

Warren Buffettt says in all interviews that the first important investment is in ourselves. The best advice he can give is to constantly invest in us in order to permanently improve our skills and information resources that we have. And this is said by someone who still reads books, reports, business magazines daily, although the wealth he already has could give him for the rest of his life the most luxurious place on the most luxurious beach in the world… but he chooses to still invest in it, daily.

2. Discover your strengths and weaknesses.

"You don't need to be an expert in all areas, but it's important to know how far your area of ​​expertise is and stay within it," says Warren Buffettt. It is best to know your strengths and develop them permanently. Weaknesses can always be improved but be careful to prepare and avoid learning at high cost. Prepare before accessing a new domain. You can learn anything but the important thing is to admit that you don't know or to recognize your level and from there to start.

3. Surround yourself with people you admire.

He advises us to choose friends who behave better than us in the idea of ​​learning to behave better and therefore grow. Mentors are absolutely necessary and Warren Buffettt mentions the power of a mentor on every occasion he has. There is a saying in this sense that sounds something like this: if you think you are or are the smartest in the room, it means that you are not in the right room!

4. Time is the most important resource.

Warren Buffett always says that we all have only 24 hours and it is very important how we spend / spend them. He never attends unnecessary sessions and avoids wasting time. Even Bill Gates mentions in an interview that an important lesson learned from Warren Buffettt is not to waste time and that he became much more careful with his time after discussions with Warren Buffett.

5. Do not hesitate to assume the losses

It sometimes happens that we lose: money, time, energy, etc. The fastest way is to take our lesson and not repeat the mistakes. Let's recognize where we are and what we need to change / improve. Warren Buffett says that "the most important thing to do when you are in a pit is to stop digging."

6. The effect of the snowball - think long term

One of his tips as an investor is to invest in the long term in the companies / industries you understand. Invest in yourself constantly so that you can develop new behaviors. The best reward is the long-term one. Choose goals, long-term plans and constantly improve them. Don't expect it to be the perfect idea, but once the action starts, always add something new and updated. You can enjoy short-term rewards from time to time, but the real results appear in the long run. Never risk losing something you need to get something you don't really need, says Warren Buffett. Snowballs, once it's swirling through the snow, grow, grow - that's the parallel that Warren Buffett makes with human life: once you start thinking long-term, you start accumulating information, skills that must grow daily!

7. Don't be addicted to a single income.

Here are many things we can discuss. You don't need 2 jobs, but there are other variants of part-time activities that can bring you additional income, which by adding them together you can invest in something bigger that works and brings higher income. He himself gives some examples in his interviews that may seem trivial or simple, but if you dedicate your time effectively you can turn your passions into constant income.

8. Never ask the barber if it's time to cut your hair.

It is a plastic way to teach us to ask for advice from the right person, but also to take care of the interest he has. There is no point in asking for advice from those who have not already done what you want them to do, nor is it useful to ask for advice from people whose interests you do not know. "Friends" are not always willing to let you grow, to grow.

9. Don't save after you spend, but spend after you save.

Warren Buffett repeats the idea of ​​saving every income / salary no matter how small / large in all his interviews. The idea of ​​saving is not necessarily a habit of ours, but this advice is already repeated in all successful people, regardless of the field in which they have achieved success. Living from salary to salary can never bring us the financial independence so coveted by most people. You need to know when to stop spending if you want to become financially independent or if you want to learn to enjoy long-term rewards rather than short-term rewards that usually last a short time.

10. Never miss a great opportunity.

He says the lack of action at the right time is even worse than doing nothing. He says it's much better to buy an excellent company at a fair price than a fair company at a "wonderful" price. Opportunities are rare so if it rains with gold take out the big barrel not the finger! Taking risks is one of the keys to the success of those who have succeeded. The state of comfort / safety does not increase!

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The statements of influential people who have left their mark on this world are something that will come in handy in everyday life for each of us. They help us to believe in ourselves, make the right decisions and achieve our goals. And even though the world continues to change daily, the wise words of great personalities do not have an expiration date.

Sayings of famous personalities that are relevant today

We at Bemorepanda have selected quotes that will make you think differently.

1. "You have to be the way you want to see the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

It would help if you lived, so there is something worth dying for. And do not forget to use the possibilities of the modern world to create the world you would like to be a part of.

2. “We are all geniuses. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is a fool.” - Albert Einstein

Becoming a genius is easy in theory but difficult in practice. It would help if you achieved perfection in the occupation that you most like.

3. "A life spent making mistakes is not only worthier but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." – George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to experiment. They are essential for experiences that promote growth and new opportunities.


4. "He who is afraid of suffering suffers already from his fear." — Michel De Montaigne

Lost Profit Syndrome leads to suffering. And vice versa: the one who constantly suffers and whines is most often afraid of missing out on opportunities.

 5. “We sometimes think that being poor means being hungry, naked, and homeless. Real poverty is being unwanted, unloved and abandoned.” – Mother Teresa

Love is essential for a fulfilling life. We believe that only water and food are needed for this. Love everyone around you; let this be your daily practice.

6. "Love" is a verb that means action. Love feeling is the fruit of love action. — Stephen Covey

Love is mistaken for obsession and attachment. Try to love everyone around you genuinely.

7. “Actually, life is simple, but we persistently complicate it.” – Confucius

Life is simple, but the advent of social media has made it more complicated: on the Internet, we try our best to appear better than we are.


8. “If you don't like something, change it; and if you can't change, change your view of things." – Mary Engelbreit

How you think determines how you deal with stress and how healthy you are. Therefore, your view of the world is critical in your life.

9. "In seeking happiness for others, we find it for ourselves." – Plato

Do not pursue what interests and excites only you - help others, and you will become pleased.

10. "Lord, give me peace of mind to accept what I cannot change, give me the courage to change what I can change, and give me the wisdom to distinguish one from the other." – Reinhold Niebuhr

Spirituality and faith will teach you to accept what you cannot change and turn it into opportunities. Perhaps meditation and prayer are precisely what you need to gain wisdom and awareness.

 11. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift from God, which is why we call it present.” — Bill Keane

Staying in the present and living every moment is the most important habit that will help you to express yourself, succeed and become happy.

 12. “Circumstances never make life unbearable. It becomes unbearable because of the lack of meaning and purpose. – Viktor Frankl

Life's difficulties and obstacles are not a reason to stop your path. They are an integral part of life, in which there is a clearly defined goal.

13. “If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap. If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing. If you want to be happy for a year, get an inheritance. If you want to be happy for life, help someone else." – Chinese proverb

Happiness is not at all something that can be achieved. It is a skill that needs to be practiced and developed daily. And mastery in this matter can be achieved by helping others.


14. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but we often do not notice it, staring at the closed door. – Helen Adams Keller

Pointless obsession with the past or the future is a waste of time. All that matters is how you experience the present moment.

 15. "Most people don't listen to you with a desire to understand; they listen to you with a desire to answer." — Stephen Covey

Not all of us know how to listen to the interlocutor. We can say that our reaction (the desire to insert our word quickly) manifests the ego. The only way to become a good conversationalist is to answer when necessary.

 16. "Before you diagnose yourself with depression and low self-esteem, make sure idiots do not surround you." - Sigmund Freud

The realities of the modern world: before you think you have depression or low self-esteem, try not to use social networks for a month.

17. “Difficulties make life interesting, and overcoming them makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marin

Problems put us in a state of flow, making life worth living. Don't be afraid of difficulties. On the contrary, I look forward to them.

18. "The mind, stretched by a new experience, can never return to its former size." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

How superb your opportunities for new achievements are is all that is needed for personal and professional growth and happiness.

19. “The only way we can live is growth. The only way to grow is when we change. The only way to change is to recognize. The only way to know is to be open. And the only way to be open is to go through yourself and open up.” – Joybell

Life becomes more interesting and exciting when we do not know what awaits us. Uncertainty teaches resilience, and resilience develops the qualities and skills we need to be the best we can be.

20. “Time passes too slowly for those who wait, too fast for those who are afraid, drags on for those who are sad, and seems instantaneous for those who are having fun. And for loving hearts, Time is eternity. — Henry van Dyck

Wealth is not measured by how much time you spend doing what you want. But instead, how much meaning and benefit you can derive from the time that you have.

21. “Better to die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

As a general rule, life is meaningless if you don't have a choice in determining how meaningful it can be.

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Motivational sayings have a fantastic ability to change our attitude towards life. That is why they are so attractive and essential on our path to success. What you think about yourself, including beliefs and expectations about your abilities, determines everything that happens to you.

About life for a life: famous inspirational quotes that motivate

Man has complete control over only one thing in the universe - his thinking. By changing it, he changes the quality of his life - sometimes instantly. In the same way that kind words and well-timed humor can make someone smile, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.

This is where motivational quotes come in. When the world seems to be against you, let these wise words lift your spirits and inspire you to new achievements.

Give yourself a boost.

Sometimes we need extra motivation, and a few short words can go a long way in igniting the inner spark. If you're stuck in writer's block, some quotes from your favorite books can get you back on track. When you're trying unsuccessfully to get out of bed, some inspirational quotes will help you get through the morning. And when depression sets in, uplifting quotes will do the trick.

That's right; you don't need to read lengthy self-development books or motivational speeches. Brief words of wisdom will revive your spirit and give you a tiny push to take the next step forward. Are you looking for even more momentum after the craziness of 2022? Check out these inspirational quotes to help you start 2023 on the right note.

1. “Purpose is an integral part of everyone. This is the reason why we came to this planet at this moment in history.” – Chadwick Boseman

2. "Try to be a rainbow in other people's clouds" - Maya Angelou.

3. "No matter what you're going through, there's always light at the end of the tunnel" - Demi Lovato.

4. “The main thing is not to give up. Where there is love and inspiration, it is impossible to make a mistake.” – Ella Fitzgerald

5. "Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, "I'm possible!" - Audrey Hepburn (note: a play on words "impossible" - "I'm possible").

6. “Inspiration comes from within ourselves. You have to be positive. When you're positive, good things happen." - Deep Roy

7. “The most wasted day is the day without laughter.” – E. E. Cummings

8. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb.

9. “Every day, when you wake up, think: today I am lucky that I am alive, and I am not going to waste this precious gift,” the 14th Dalai Lama.

10. “Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

11. “I can deal with failure. Everyone fails at some point. But I can't accept that I'm not trying." - Michael Jordan

12. “Some people are looking for a beautiful place. Others themselves make the place beautiful.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan (“It is not the place that makes the man, but the man the place”).

13. "Difficult days make us stronger" - Eli Raisman.

14. "Let's build the future now, and tomorrow our dreams will come true" - Malala Yousafzai.

15. “If people doubt you, go so far that you can no longer hear them.” - Miguel Ruiz

16. “Never limit yourself because of the limited imagination of others, and never limit others because of your limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison.

17. “Darkness cannot drive away the darkness, only light can. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

18. “If you have good thoughts, they will shine on your face like the rays of the sun, and you will always look beautiful.” - Roald Dahl.

19. “A champion is not defined by his victories, but by how he recovers from a fall.” – Serena Williams

20. “Act as if what you are doing is undeniable. It matters.” – William James

21. “If you see someone without a smile, give him yours.” – Dolly Parton

22. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time allotted to us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien.

23. “The upward movement of any of us is progress for all.” – Octavia Spencer

24. “Every bad hit gets me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

25. “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to apply it correctly.” – Rene Descartes

26. “You either win or you learn.” – John Maxwell

27. “Hope is a thing in feathers. It lives in my soul. Without words and despondency Always sings in me, ”- Emily Dickinson.

28. “I came to the goal not because I wanted and hoped, but because I worked hard.” - Estee Lauder.

29. “The only way to do a good job is to love what you do. If you haven't found one yet, keep looking. Don't calm down!" - Steve Jobs.

30. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much space in today.” – Will Rogers

31. “Anything is possible if you have the courage.” – J.K. Rowling.

32. “We only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.” – Fred Allen

33. "Champions don't stop until they get what they want." - Billie Jean King

34. “Don't let people dim your brilliance because they are blinded. Encourage them to wear sunglasses.” – Lady Gaga

35. “A true friend is the one who comes when the rest of the world has gone.” – Walter Winchell

36. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated people can change the world. That's the only way it's always been." - Margaret Mead

37. “Success is when you fall nine times and get up ten times.” – Jon Bon Jovi

38. “If Joan of Arc could turn the tide of the war before her 18th birthday, then you certainly can get out of bed.” – Elizabeth Jean Carroll

39. “Don't waste a minute until you're happy. If one window closes, run to the next or break down the door.” - Brooke Shields

40. “The end of the world cannot come today, because tomorrow in Australia” - Charles M. Schultz.

41. “We are not allowed to choose how to die. Or when. We have to decide how to live. Currently.” – Joan Baez

42. “Happiness lies in the little things in life. If you don't look closely, it becomes invisible." - Joyce Brothers

43. “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you miss the joke of the century.” — Dame Edna Everage

44. “There are only two ways to live your life. One - as if miracles do not happen. The other is that everything around is wonderful.” – Albert Einstein

45. “The limit is in your mind. As long as you can imagine something, you can do it.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

46. “I need to be myself. I'm not perfect, and I can make mistakes." - Laverne Cox

47. “Be grateful for what you have, and more will be given.” – Oprah Winfrey

48. “All dreams will come true if we dare to make them come true.” – Walt Disney

49. “We need to put ourselves higher on our to-do list.” - Michelle Obama.

50. “What you say no to is just as important as what you say yes to.” – Sandra Oh

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Salvador Dali is a Spanish painter and sculptor, one of the outstanding representatives of surrealism. In addition to his iconic works (“The Persistence of Memory,” “Dream,” “Flaming Giraffe,” etc.), Dali is widely known for provocative statements and actions.

Sayings of an eccentric painter about success, life, and work

Below you will find 30 quotes from the genius artist that show how interesting his life was.

1. “A mind without ambition is like a bird without wings.”

2. “I don't paint portraits so that they look like the object of drawing - over time, people themselves begin to look like their portraits.

3. “Associating with people who have a mindset opposite to mine, as well as being close to them, interests me much more than with those who think about the same things as me.”

4. “The difference between false and real memories is like jewelry. Fake ones are always more realistic and beautiful."

5. “The public, like me, doesn’t need to know if I’m joking or serious.”

6. “Everything changed me, but nothing changed me.”

7. “There is only one difference between a madman and me: a madman thinks he is sane, but I know I am not sane.”

8. "Wars never hurt anyone except people who died"

9. “The secret of my inspiration is that it always remains a secret.”

10. “Drawing is the honesty of the art. The possibility of deception is excluded: either it is “good” or “bad.”

11. “Give me only two hours a day for work, and I will spend the remaining twenty-two in dreams and daydreams.”

12. “Surrealism is destructive. But he destroys only those constraints that limit our vision.

13. "He who does not want to imitate anyone will not create anything."

14. "It's important to spread confusion, not fix it."

15. “You have to create clutter – that releases creativity systematically. Everything is contradictory and creates life."

16. "Little things can happen."

17. “Since I don't smoke, I decided to wear a mustache - it's healthier that way; however, I always took with me an expensive cigarette case with the inscription "Faberge," where, instead of tobacco, several pairs of mustaches in the style of Adolphe Menjou were neatly folded. With all courtesy, I offered them to my friends: “Mustache? Mustache? Mustache?" But no one dared to touch them.”

18. “Mistakes are almost always divine. Never try to fix them. On the contrary: give them a reasonable explanation, and understand them as deeply as possible. And then you will have the opportunity to exalt them "

19. “Don't be afraid of perfection. Because you will never reach it.”

20. “An artist is not at all one who is full of inspiration. An artist is someone who knows how to inspire others.”

21. "The envy of other artists has always served me as a thermometer of my success."

22. “When I was six, I wanted to be a cook; at seven, I wanted to be Napoleon. And since then, my ambitions have only grown.”

23. “The clown is not me, but our cynical and insensitive society, playing seriousness so naively that it helps him to hide his madness in the best way.”

24. “Every morning, when I wake up, I experience the highest pleasure, which today opens before me for the first time: the joy of being Salvador Dali. And I admire myself; what other miracle will this Salvador Dali perform today?

25. "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."

26. "Don't bother about being modern. Unfortunately, it is the one thing that, whatever you do, cannot avoid."

27. "Everything alters me, but nothing changes me."

28. "It is either easy or impossible."

29. "It is important to spread confusion, not eliminate it."

30. "It is not important for the public to know whether I am joking or serious, just as I don't need to know myself."

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Bruce Lee, the founder of the philosophy of hybrid martial arts, actor, director, philosopher, and one of the icons of the 20th century, was and remained a man of legend. Thanks to his skill, he helped bring East and West closer together, diluting the Hollywood film industry with the flair of Hong Kong martial arts films.


Lee's life was embarrassingly short - he died in 1973 at 32. But this talented person left behind a bright mark. Indeed, besides being a martial arts professional and a charismatic actor, he was also a deep thinker. As a martial artist, Bruce Lee spread his philosophy to his students, including director Roman Polanski, his wife Sharon Tate, and even Chuck Norris! Impressed?


Bruce Lee quotes


Then it's time to read the wise sayings of this great man, inspiring and at the same time encouraging you to change your outlook on many things, primarily on your attitude towards yourself.



1. "Mistakes are always forgivable if you have the courage to admit them."


2. "I am learning to understand, not immediately judge or be judged."


3. "Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points."


4. "I'm not afraid of the one who once worked 10,000 blows, but the one who worked one blow 10,000 times."


5. "The key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering."


6. "If you love life, don't waste your time, because life is made up of time."


7. “When water is poured into a cup, it becomes a cup. When water is poured into a bottle, it becomes a bottle. If you pour it into a teapot, it becomes a teapot. Be water, my friend."


8. "Optimism is the belief that leads to success."


9. "It's not about what you give, it's about how you give it."


10. “If you think something is impossible, you will only make it impossible.”


11. "Those who do not realize that they are walking in darkness will never seek the light."


12. “A fight is not won with a single punch or kick. Either learn to be patient or hire a bodyguard."


13. "Only the self-sufficient stand alone - most people follow the crowd and imitate."


14. “Don't talk negatively about yourself, even jokingly. Your body doesn't know the difference. Words are energy and they do spells, that's why it's called spelling. Change the way you talk about yourself and you can change your life."


15. "Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is a concentrated force."



16. “Take at least one specific step towards your goal every day.”


17. “Defeat is not defeat unless you accept it as a reality in your own mind.”


18. "The doubters said, 'Man can't fly,' the doers said, 'Maybe, but we'll try,' and finally took off in the morning glow, while the unbelievers watched from below."


19. “Don’t let negative thoughts enter your mind because they are weeds that stifle confidence.”


20. “My style? You can call it the art of fighting without a fight."


21. “If you want to learn how to swim, jump into the water. On land, no mood will help you.


22. “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Desire is not enough, we must act.”


23. "The athlete who builds muscle through strength training must be sure that he is simultaneously working adequately on speed and flexibility."


24. “If you always limit your abilities, physical or otherwise, it will spread to the rest of your life.”


25. "The spirit of a man is determined by his dominant thought habits."


26. "Don't pray for an easy life, pray for strength to get through a difficult one."



27. "Concentration is the root of all higher human faculties."


28. “Memory is the only paradise from which we cannot be expelled. Pleasure is a flower that fades, memory is a lasting fragrance. Memories last longer than present reality. For many years I remember a tree at the time of flowering, but not its fruits.


29. “Running water never stagnates. So you have to keep flowing."


30. “Choose the positive. You have a choice, you are the master of your attitude, choose positive, constructive.


31. “Wasting time means spending it in a certain way. To waste time is to waste it thoughtlessly or carelessly.”


32. “The difference between an expert and a novice is that an expert takes every opportunity.”


33. "Note that the toughest wood is the easiest to break, while bamboo or willow survives by bending in the wind."


34. "If you don't want to stumble tomorrow, tell the truth today."


35. “Always be yourself, express yourself, believe in yourself, don’t look for a successful person and don’t duplicate it.”


36. “I am not in this world to meet your expectations, and you are not in this world to meet mine.”


37. “Love and respect. Without respect, love cannot last.”



38. "The teacher never gives the truth, he is a guide, a pointer to the truth, which each student must find for himself."


39. “Be self-aware, not a repetitive robot.”


40. “If you spend too much time thinking about something, you will never make it.”


41. “Owning something starts in the mind.”


42. "Real life is life for others."


43. "A hot temper will soon make a fool out of you."


44. “Only use what works and take it from wherever you can find it.”


45. “In order to taste my cup of water, you must first empty your cup.”


46. ​​“Don't be afraid of failure. The crime is not failure, but low aim. In great endeavors, it is glorious even to fail.”


47. “The less confident we are, the less we touch ourselves and the world, the more we want to be in control.”


48. “It doesn’t matter that you were born a legend, but what really matters is the legendary ending. Think about it".


49. “A good fight should be like a little play, but played in earnest.”



50. “Knowledge will give you strength, and character will give you respect.”


51. “To hell with circumstances, I create opportunities.”


52. “Absorb what is useful, discard what is unnecessary, add what is specifically yours.”


53. "For it is easy to criticize and break the spirit of others, but it takes a lifetime to know oneself."


54. “Life's battles don't always go to whoever is stronger or faster. But sooner or later, the one who thinks he can wins.


55. "Simplicity is the key to greatness."


56. “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, there is no frontier."


57. "You can never invite the wind, but you must leave the window open."


62. "Be happy, but never satisfied."


63. “Compliance will conquer everything that surpasses itself; her power is limitless."


64. “Obviously if your punch doesn’t start, his punch will land first and your defense is useless.”


65. "Do not correct the fool, otherwise he will hate you, correct the wise man, and he will appreciate you."



66. "The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and watches."


67. “If you always put limits on everything you do, be it physical or otherwise, it will spread to your work and your life.”


68. “As you think, so you will become.”


69. “I’m happy because I’m growing every day and honestly I don’t know where the limit is.”


70. “Certainly, every day there can be some kind of revelation or new discovery.”


71. “I cherish the memory of past misfortunes. This added to my stamina even more.”


72. “Be like water breaking through cracks. Don't be pushy, but adapt to the object and you'll find a way around it or through it."


73. “We all have time that we can either put to good use or waste, and it's up to us to decide what to do with it. But once it has passed, it disappears forever.”


74. “Life itself is your teacher and you are in a constant state of learning.”


75. “Life is never stagnant. It is a constant movement, a non-rhythmic movement, like we are, because we are constantly changing. Things live by moving, and gain strength as they move.”


76. “The medicine for my suffering was in me from the very beginning, but I did not take it. My illness came from within myself, but I did not notice it until this moment.


77. “Silence in silence is not real silence; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm appear.”



78. “There are no restrictions. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, then it kills you. A person must constantly exceed his level.


79. “Don’t stress, just be ready, don’t think but don’t dream either, don’t be set but be flexible.”


80. “It is a great mistake to foresee the outcome of a battle; one should not think about whether it will end in victory or defeat.”


81. “Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at just the right moment.”


82. “In the end, all knowledge simply means self-knowledge.”


83. "Learning never accumulates, it is a movement of knowledge that has neither beginning nor end."


84. “There is no shame in being knocked down by other people. It's important to ask when you're being knocked down: "Why am I being knocked down?" If a person can think like that, then he has hope.”


85. “Relaxation is a physical state, but it is controlled by the mental state. It is acquired by a conscious effort to control both thoughts and actions. It takes perception, practice, and a willingness to accustom the mind to new habits of thought and the body to new habits of action.”


86. “Life is a process, not an end; a means, but not an end; constant movement, not a steady pattern."


87. "Concentration is a form of exclusion, and where there is an exclusion, there is a thinker who excludes."


88. "The enemy of development is this phobia of pain - the unwillingness to suffer even a little."


89. "Masters in all areas of art must first of all be masters in life, for everything is created by the soul."


90. “The best fighter is not a boxer, karateka or judoka. The best fighter is the one who can adapt to any style. He hits too good for a boxer, throws too good for a Karate, and hits too good for a Judo.”


91. “Boasting is a foolish idea of ​​fame.”



92. “A successful warrior is an ordinary person with a laser focus.”


93. “What you usually think has a lot to do with who you end up becoming.”


94. “As the great Sun Tzu said: “When you know yourself and your opponent, you will win every time. When you know yourself but don't know your opponent, you win once and lose once. However, when you don’t know yourself or your opponent, you will be in danger every time.”


95. “The meaning of life is to live it, not to be traded, conceptualized and forced into a system of patterns.”


96. "Long-term stability outweighs short-term intensity."


97. “Martial arts are based on understanding, hard work and a full understanding of skills. Strength training and the application of force are easy, but a complete understanding of all martial arts skills is very difficult to achieve.


98. “The basic quality of life is simply to live.”


99. "To be honest, not to lie to yourself - this, my friend, is very difficult."


100. “Love is like friendship on fire. In the beginning there is a flame, very beautiful, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes like coals, burning deep and unquenchable.”


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