It is not as a means of procuring my own happiness that I give in charity, but I love charity that I may do good to the world.
—The Jataka Tales (Genre of Buddhist Literature)
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
—Georges Pompidou (French Statesman)
The greatest gift a parent can give a child is unconditional love. As a child wanders and strays, finding his bearings, he needs a sense of absolute love from a parent. There’s nothing wrong with tough love, as long as the love is unconditional.
—George H. W. Bush (American Head of State)
A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
—Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hungarian-born Film Actress)
We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.
—Julie Andrews (British Actress, Singer)
I think that one can have luck if one tries to create an atmosphere of spontaneity.
—Federico Fellini (Italian Filmmaker)
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
—Bette Midler (American Actress, Singer)
Every time I appoint someone to a vacant position, I make a hundred unhappy and one ungrateful.
—Louis XIV of France (King of France)
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
—Vaclav Havel (Czech Dramatist, Statesman)
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
—Ezra Pound (American Poet, Critic)
We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation.
—Edmund Burke (British Philosopher, Statesman )
Famous men have the whole earth as their memorial.
—Pericles (Athenian Statesman)
It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.
—William Tecumseh Sherman (American Military General)
Failure really isn’t terrible if you can say to yourself, hey, I know I’m gonna be successful at what I want to do some day. Failure doesn’t become a big hangup then because it’s only temporary. If failure is absolute, then it would be a disaster, but as long as it’s only temporary you can just go and achieve almost anything.
—Jerry Della Femina (American Advertising Executive)
The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love.
—Lucy Maud Montgomery (Canadian Novelist, Children’s Writer)