Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
—George Jean Nathan
Rob the average man of his illusion and you rob him of his happiness at one stroke.
Enjoying the joys of others and suffering with them–these are the best guides for man.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.
—John C. Maxwell
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
A stream of tasteful water, having flown into the sea, becomes saline and thus undrinkable. For this simple reason, a wise man should never associate with one of wicked and impure soul.
The actions of a great man are an inspiration for others. Whatever he does becomes a standard for others to follow.
—The Bhagavad Gita
The tragedy of life is what dies within a man while he still lives.
The secret of success behind all men of achievement, lies in the faculty of applying their intellect in all their activities, without being mislead by any surging emotions or feelings. The secret of success in life lies in keeping the head above the storms of the heart.
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.