Quotable Quotes: George Bernard Shaw

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

— George Bernard Shaw

That quote makes me feel better about being someone who constantly agitates for change and seeks to improve things…some people consider me unreasonable at times. 🙂

Quotable Quotes

When speaking of the harmony of natural law, this person said that it:

“…reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection…everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe–a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.”

Guess who said that? Albert Einstein. From “Einstein and Religion: Physics and Theology” by Max Jammer.

A Worthy Quote

“Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. We must know the pain of loss; because if we never knew it, we would have no compassion for others, and we would become monsters of self-regard, creatures of unalloyed self-interest. The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.”

– Dean Koontz, “The Darkest Evening of the Year”