Inspirational Quotations #711

Treasure the memories of past misfortunes; they constitute our bank of fortitude.
Eric Hoffer

Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men; wisdom, in minds attentive to their own.
William Cowper

If deeply based in wisdom, even anger is allowed.
Hans Taeger

Experience isn’t interesting until it begins to repeat itself—in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Elizabeth Bowen

Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
Oscar Wilde

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.
D. H. Lawrence

We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.
Martin Buber

Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
George William Curtis

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
Albert Einstein

Skepticism becomes the mark and even the pose of the educated mind. It is no longer directed against this and that article of the older creeds but is rather a bias against any kind of far-reaching ideas, and a denial of systematic participation on the part of such ideas in the intelligent direction of affairs.
John Dewey

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are.
John C. Maxwell

We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage.
Winston Churchill

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.
Winston Churchill

For you and me, today is all we have; tomorrow is a mirage that may never become reality.
Louis L’amour

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
Arthur Schopenhauer

What is man but his passion?
Robert Penn Warren

Nobody holds a good opinion of a man who has a low opinion of himself.
Anthony Trollope