It is not enough to be industrious, so are the ants. What are you
industrious about?( H.D. Thoreau)
A wise man never loses anything if he has himself. ( Nietzche )
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of
happiness. ( Russell )
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look
for circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, make them. (
Bernard Shaw )
A great man is always willing to be little. ( R. W. Emerson )
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion. ( D. H.
Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are summits of
ranges. ( T. W. Higginson )
The crash of the whole solar and stellar systems could only kill you
once.( T. Carlyle )
Many people's tombstones should read: " Died at 30, buried at 60." ( N.
M. Butler )
To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of content.
( G. Woodberry )
We should so live and labor in our time that what came to us as seed may
go to the next generation as blossom, and what came to us as blossom may
go to them as fruit. This is what we mean by progress.( H. W. Beecher )
What's a man's first duty? The answer's brief: To be himself. ( Ibsen )
It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that
the meaning and shape of great whole of life dawn on you. ( P. Brooks )
Dare and the world always yields. If it beats you sometimes, dare it
again and again and it will succumb. ( W. M. Thackeray )
Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime, and a fool's excuse for
failure. ( A. Bierce )
Have no fear of perfection ---- you'll never reach it. ( S. Dali )
The sum of behaviour is to retain a man's own dignity, without intruding
upon the liberty of others. ( F. Bacon )
One may overcome a thousand men in battle, but he who conquers himself
is the greatest victor.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their
comfort about with them. ( George Eliot )
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be
important. ( T. S. Eliot )
The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change
everything --- or nothing.( Lady Astor )
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but
coaxed downstairs a step a time. ( Mark Twain )
Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions.
( C. K. Chesterton )
You know what charm is : A way of getting the answer "yes" without
having asked any clear question. ( A. Camus )
The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being
misunderstood. ( J. Cocteau )
The essence of language is human activity. ( O. Jesperson )
Animals are such agreeable friends ----they ask no questions, they pass
no criticisms.( George Eliot )
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ( W. Durant )
I would rather see a young man blush than turn pale. ( M. P. Cato )
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ( W. G. McAdoo )
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue. ( Chesterton )
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be
alcohol or morphine or idealism. ( C. G. Jung )
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man
rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. ( C. Darrow )
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right
to say it. ( Voltaire )
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an
invitation to dinner without giving any excuse. ( J. Renard )
The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
The greater the man, the more restrained his anger. ( Ovid )
It is easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
There is nothing permanent except change. ( Heracleitus )
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the
fatigue of supporting it.
There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see. ( Muggeridge
If you do not learn to think when you are young, you may never learn.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire
kind people. ( A. J. Heschel )
All good things are cheap, all bad things are very dear.( H. D. Thoreau)
Patience! The windmill never strays in search of the wind. ( Andy J. Sklivis )
Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. ( L. Blum )
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking something else.
If there were less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in
the world. ( O. Wilde )
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the
street. ( E. Hubbard )