When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.
* Niccolo Machiavelli
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
* Jean de La Bruyere
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
* B. C. Forbes
A vacuum of ideas affects people differently than a vacuum of air, otherwise readers of books would be constantly collapsing.
* Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
* John Lennon
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
* Gloria Steinem
Affectation is an awkward and forced imitation of what should be genuine and easy, wanting the beauty that accompanies what is natural.
* John Locke
Sleep hath its own world, and a wide realm of wild reality. And dreams in their development have breath, and tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.
* Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron)
Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
* Henry Adams
No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years.
* Alfred, Lord Tennyson
No padlock, bolts, or bars can secure a maiden so well as her own reserve.
* Miguel de Cervantes