Maximillian Laumeister

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes that I like.

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

-Lao Tzu

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

-Will Rogers

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”


“Wear your ego like a loose fitting garment.”


“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”


“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

-Mewtwo, Pokémon: The First Movie

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”


“In this moment, I am euphoric.”

-A. A. Lewis

“Failing to succeed does not mean failing to progress.”


People saying: “It can’t be done,” are always being interrupted by somebody doing it.


The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.”

“The cost of sanity in this society is a certain level of alienation.”

-Terence McKenna

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

-George Bernard Shaw