A Little Fun

Here are some Lokean-esque quotes to enjoy.


“No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.” ~Michel de Montaigne


“We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people’s minds.” ~Shannon L. Alder


“The trickster’s function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom.” ~Tom Robbins


“Let them call it mischief: when it is past and prospered t’will be virtue.” ~Ben Jonson


“’Tis not enough your counsel still be true; blunt truths more mischief than nice falsehoods do.” ~Alexander Pope


“A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.” ~Boris Yeltsin


“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” -Mark Twain


“There are no facts, only interpretations.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche


“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~Albert Camus


“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.” ~Albert Camus


“In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.” ~Albert Camus


“Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman.” ~Joan Jett


“Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.” ~George Henry Lewes


“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~Harriet Tubman


“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” ~Donovan Bailey


“Red is such an interesting color to correlate with emotion because it’s on both ends of the spectrum. On one end you have happiness, falling in love, infatuation with someone, passion, all that. On the other end, you’ve got obsession, jealousy, danger, fear, anger, and frustration.” ~Taylor Swift


“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~Nelson Mandela


“I’m here to break boundaries, man. That’s all. I’m here to be the first so that the people after me don’t have to think twice about expressing themselves and being free.” ~ASAP Rocky


“Giving voice to marginalized characters is extremely important to me. I want to explore the pain of disenfranchisement, the social strata and boundaries we create and how to make them more permeable.” ~Sue Monk Kidd


“I want to keep pushing my boundaries. One of the biggest things I learned from ‘Unbroken’ is that you can go a lot further than you think you can. We often underestimate our actual capabilities.” ~Finn Wittrock


“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them” ~Bruce Lee


“Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation.” ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


“A man who limits his interests limits his life.” ~Vincent Price


“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” ~Ayn Rand


“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” ~Arnold Schwarzenegger


“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” ~Ferdinand Foch


“Genius is talent set on fire by courage.” ~Henry Van Dyke


“Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and forever.” ~Leon Trotsky


“There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.” ~Gamal Abdel Nasser