A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is, but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
— Eric Hoffer
Man ought to know that in the theater of human life, it is only for Gods and angels to be spectators.
— Francis Bacon
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
— Vernon Howard
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
— Charles Caleb Colton
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Zig Ziglar
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
— Ernest Hemingway
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
— Bertrand A. Russell
Men’s hearts ought not be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only.
— Thomas Carlyle
A university should be a place of light, of liberty and of learning.
— Benjamin Disraeli
When thou findest thyself scorning another, look then at thy own heart and laugh at thy folly.
— Sri Aurobindo
Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they do not dare to trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
— Aldous Huxley