We choose to eat meat and have therefore built slaughter houses for the animals and hospitals for us.
—Akbarali H. Jetha (Indian Author)
In me past, present, future meet—to hold long chiding conference. My lusts usurp the present tense— and strangle reason in his seat.
—Siegfried Sassoon (English Poet, Writer, Soldier)
Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
—The Bhagavad Gita (Hindu Scripture)
I’m working to improve my methods, and every hour I save is an hour added to my life.
—Ayn Rand (Russian-born American Novelist)
‘No’ is no answer.
—Dhirubhai Ambani (Indian Businessperson)
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
—Walt Disney (American Entrepreneur)
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
—Euripides (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
Yoga is restraining the mind from taking various forms.
—Patanjali (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
A woman can be overdressed, never over-elegant.
—Coco Chanel (French Fashion Designer)
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American Poet)
Look around the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
—Juvenal (Roman Poet)
Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
—Ted Turner (American Businessperson)
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
—George Farquhar (Irish Dramatist)
True friends want nothing from you except the joy of your presence. No matter what you do, they will always be your friend.
—Paramahansa Yogananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
One common slogan of the West, the importance of which the Indian citizen has not yet sufficiently grasped, is: “If you do not work, neither shall you eat”. It is by his work that an individual is enabled to earn a living.
—Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (Indian Engineer)
As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.
—Adam Smith (Scottish Philosopher)
I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find—at the age of fifty, say—that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about…It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
—Agatha Christie (British Novelist)
But of all other stupendous inventions, what sublimity of mind must have been his who conceived how to communicate his most secret thoughts to any other person, though very far distant either in time or place? And with no greater difficulty than the various arrangement of two dozen little signs upon paper? Let this be the seal of all the admirable inventions of man.
—Galileo Galilei (Italian Astronomer)
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
—Nikita Khrushchev (Russian Head of State)