Favorite Quotations ~  Examine Visions of Compassion

"I do not understand; I pause; I examine." ~ Michel de Montaigne


All that I say is, examine, inquite. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and the against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you. ~ Frances Wright

Only when we have something to value, will we have something to evaluate.. and we cannot value something that we cannot share, exchange, and examine. ~ Lee Shulman

The unexamined life is not worth living. ~ Socrates

You have to adhere to a philosophy that the life unexamined is not worth living, because otherwise you're just living from day to day and you don't have any real sense of yourself or where you are. ~ Tom Hanks

Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in anybook, dismiss what insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem. ~ Walt Whitman

To examine oneself makes good use of sight. ~ Chuang Tzu

I don't know whether anyone will care to examine my heart, but if they do, they will find two words there--'social justice.' For that is what I have believed in and fought for. ~ Upton Sinclair