Inspirational Quotations #401

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Victor Hugo

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
Leonardo da Vinci

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Eddie Rickenbacker

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
William S. Burroughs

If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.

Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You’ll be afraid you can’t achieve it … It’s your excuse to yourself for Snot doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.
Laurence Olivier

Men, whose trade is rat-catching, love to catch rats; the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight; and the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice.
Sydney Smith

Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching; for he that was only taught by himself had a fool as his master.
Ben Jonson

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Hector Berlioz

Anything that consoles is fake.
Iris Murdoch

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