A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
—Patricia Neal (American Actress)
Most of us are honest all the time, and all of us are honest most of the time.
—Charles Mathias (American Politician)
How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement—no matter how temporary.
—Craig Thompson (American Artist)
There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. … When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
—Khaled Hosseini (Afghan-American Author)
In our dreams we are always young.
—Sarah Louise Delany (American Educator, Author)
The people that set one animal against another haven’t the guts to be bullies themselves. They’re just secondhand cowards.
—Cleveland Amory (American Animal Rights Activist)
Failure is often God’s own tool for carving some of the finest outlines in the character of his children; and, even in this life, bitter and crushing failures have often in them the germs of new and quite unimagined happiness.
—Thomas Hodgkin (English Physician)
Whoever says he knows that immortality is a fact is merely hoping that it is.
—Carl Clinton Van Doren (American Critic, Historian)
I don’t know any more than you what the future will hold. But my point of view is different. You see despair and I see cause for hope. I read the future in a way that is more agreeable than you do.
—Alain-Rene Lesage (French Novelist, Dramatist)
A splendid storehouse of integrity and freedom has been bequeathed to us by our forefathers. In this day of confusion, of peril to liberty, our high duty is to see that this storehouse is not robbed of its contents.
—Herbert Hoover (American Statesman)
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
—Ted Kennedy (American Politician)
If a door slams shut it means that God is pointing to an open door further on down.
—Anna Delaney Peale (American Author)
Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet, Playwright)
Wind puffs up empty bladders; opinion, fools.
—Socrates (Ancient Greek Philosopher)