Without constancy there is neither love, friendship, nor virtue in the world.
— Joseph Addison
I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.
— Johann Sebastian Bach
Perhaps the best test of a man’s intelligence is his capacity for making a summary.
— Lytton Strachey
Nobody, but nobody, is going to tell me I’m not the most. I am. I was the most when everybody else was struggling bitterly to become a little.
— William Saroyan
The art of teaching is tolerance. And humility is the art of learning.
— B. K. S. Iyengar
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
— Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
— Karl Barth
Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.
— Gian Carlo Menotti
Despair is the absolute extreme of self-love. It is reached when a man deliberately turns his back on all help from anyone else in order to taste the rotten luxury of knowing himself to be lost.
— Thomas Merton
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
— Jean Sibelius