The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
– Don Marquis
By the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young, but moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression.
– Edmund Burke
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
– Henry David Thoreau
Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins.
– Iris Murdoch
There’s no correlation between how good your idea is and how likely your organization will be to embrace it.
– Seth Godin
What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.
– Russell Simmons
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
– Marlene Dietrich
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.
– Benjamin Franklin
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
– Carl Jung
The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.