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    #249750 - 05/11/22 11:06 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: millersb02]
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    What a fabulous and thought-provoking collection, millersb02!
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful nuggets of wisdom and inspiration.
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    #249810 - 06/10/22 07:22 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    "Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality."

    -Nikola Tesla

    https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/nikola_tesla_401270

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    #249811 - 06/11/22 04:27 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    'Learning never exhausts the mind.'
    LEONARDO DA VINCI
    (April 15, 1452 - May 2, 1519) age 67
    - https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/leonardo_da_vinci_380288

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    #249895 - 07/22/22 03:56 PM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
    without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.

    -- Pearl S. Buck

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    #250045 - 10/18/22 08:18 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    Here's another long-standing quote, and this one is in keeping with the theme of creativity, as introduced in the last post, by giftedamateur...

    "Necessity is the mother of invention."
    - attributed to Plato
    https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention.html
    Originally Posted By: The Phrase Finder
    What's the meaning of the phrase 'Necessity is the mother of invention'?

    Difficult situations inspire ingenious solutions.


    Related thread: Patents and Trademarks and Rights, oh my...!

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    #250059 - 10/24/22 11:49 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    "A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes."
    - attributions (misattributions) analyzed by Quote Investigator, https://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/07/13/truth/

    Related: Brandolini's Law - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandolini's_law
    "The amount of energy needed to refute BS is an order of magnitude bigger than that needed to produce it."

    Related: Gifted Myths - http://giftedissues.davidsongifted.org/B...html#Post161736

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    #250085 - 11/09/22 07:06 AM Re: Quotations that resonate with gifted people [Re: indigo]
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    Several threads and posts on this Gifted Issues Discussion Forum seek life direction. In addition to learning of other's lived experiences, gaining knowledge of how systems and processes tend to work, and receiving links to resources which provide specialized information, there is also the highly personal and individualized aspect to finding or changing one's life direction:
    "Know Thyself"
    - attributed to ancient Greek philosophers

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_thyself

    It is possible that no two people will:
    - recognize the same opportunity in various circumstances,
    - create the same list of PROs and CONs,
    - evaluate the amount of time/effort to seize the opportunity in the same manner,
    - prioritize the steps involved in moving forward in the same order, or
    - weigh the rewards using the same scale.

    A person who remains both philosophically consistent and open minded may best embody the positive growth involved to "Know Thyself."

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