Ideas won’t keep; something must be done about them.
—Alfred North Whitehead (English Mathematician)
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterward, when you’ve worked on your own corner.
—Aldous Huxley (English Humanist)
I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being an optimist is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward.
—Nelson Mandela (South African Political leader)
The moment one gives a close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world unto itself.
—Henry Miller (American Novelist)
The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
One can acquire everything in solitude but character.
—Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (French Writer)
He who strikes terror in others is himself continually in fear.
—Claudian (Roman Poet)
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
—Zig Ziglar (American Author)
Sure I love Goldie. How could you not love Goldie? Everyone loves Goldie. I love her, and I hope our love will continue, but I don’t want to give an I-love-Goldie-Hawn interview.
Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence.
—Thomas Szasz (Hungarian Psychiatrist)
You do not really know your friends from your enemies until the ice breaks.
There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.
—Booker T. Washington (American Educator)
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)