Nobody doubts that he exists, though he may doubt the existence of God. If he finds out the truth about himself and discovers his own source, this is all that is required.
—Ramana Maharshi (Indian Hindu Mystic)
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
—Jonathan Swift (Irish Satirist)
If we want a joyous life, we must think joyous thoughts. If we want a prosperous life, we must think prosperous thoughts. Whatever we send out mentally or verbally will come back to us in like form.
—Louise Hay (American Author)
Every now and then go away, even briefly. Have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power.
—Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Polymath)
As the ocean giveth rise to springs, whose water return again into its bosom through the rivers, so runneth thy life force from the heart outwards, and so returneth into its place again.
—Akhenaten (Egyptian Monarch)
I would rather have a good plan today than a perfect plan two weeks from now.
—George S. Patton (American Military Leader)
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
—Woodrow Wilson (American Head of State)
You have only failed if you fail to try.