If the will is fixed on the purpose it sets itself to accomplish, then circumstances will suggest the right course; but the schemer finds himself always tripped up by the unexpected.
— Sri Aurobindo
The older I get, the more centered I become and the more I think I really know about myself. What I know is that what other people do doesn’t really have any effect on me.
— Oprah Winfrey
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.
Our heritage and ideals, our codes and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.
— Walt Disney
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
— Kurt Vonnegut
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
— Michel de Montaigne
Sensitiveness is closely allied to egotism. Indeed, excessive sensitiveness is only another name for morbid self-consciousness. The cure for it is to make more of our objects, and less of ourselves.
— Christian Nestell Bovee
At thirty a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities … And above all, accept these things.
— Albert Camus