Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
—Alphonse de Lamartine
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may from a raw recruit, and its methods differ from those of common sense, only as the guardsman’s cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
—Thomas Henry Huxley
I am searching for that which every man seeks—peace and rest.
We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
—Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.
—Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
—William Ralph Inge
The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches.
—H. L. Mencken
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.
We may make mistakes—but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principles.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
—William F. Buckley, Jr.
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.
The money men make lives after them.