The features come insensibly to be formed and assume their shape from the frequent and habitual expression of certain affections of the soul. These affections are marked on the countenance; nothing is more certain than this; and when they turn into habits, they must leave on it durable impressions.
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau (French Philosopher)
While thou livest, keep a good tongue in thy head.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.
—Richard Hooker (English Theologian, Political Theorist)
No one will tell a tale of scandal, except to him who loves to hear it. Learn, then, to check and rebuke the detracting tongue, by showing that you do not listen to it but with displeasure.
—Jerome (Greek Priest)
Cold hearts can find warm words.
You know, the more you can meet people from different walks of life, the better it is for you. I think the more you can create situations and experiences that give you new perspective, the better.
—Michelle Pfeiffer (American Film Actress)
Nothing leaders do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.
—Lawrence Bossidy (American Business Executive)
Want and sorrow are the wages that folly earns for itself, and they are generally paid.
—Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (German Poet)
It is my practice to try to understand how valuable something is by trying to imagine myself without it.
—Herb Kelleher (American Entrepreneur)
Would you not like to try all sorts of lives—one is so very small—but that is the satisfaction of writing—one can impersonate so many people.
—Katherine Mansfield (British Author)
Were a man to order his life by the rules of true reason, a frugal substance joined to a contented mind is for him great riches.
—Lucretius (Roman Epicurean Philosopher)
We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.
—Bill Clinton (American Head of State)
Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception rather than mistakes of logic.
—Edward de Bono (British Psychologist, Writer )
Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.
—Andre Maurois (French Novelist, Biographer)
No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
—Andre Gide (French Novelist)
Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact.
—Thomas Henry Huxley (English Biologist)
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
—Arthur Koestler (British Writer, Journalist)