If we judge ourselves only by our aspirations and everyone else only by their conduct, we shall soon reach a very false conclusion.
It is indolence… Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.
Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it.
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
—G. K. Chesterton
Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
When a king asked Euclid, whether he could not explain his art to him in a more compendious manner, he was answered, that there was no royal way to geometry. Other things may be seized by might, or purchased with money, but knowledge is to be gained only by study, and study to be prosecuted only in retirement.
It takes vision and courage to create; it takes faith and courage to prove.
—Owen D. Young
I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. We must not permit anything to stand between us and the book that could change our lives.
The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing; it refuses nothing. It receives, but does not keep.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.