When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
—Hugh Lawson White
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
—Franklin Pierce Adams (American Columnist)
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
—Carl Jung (Swiss Psychologist)
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
I care not so much what I am in the opinion of others as what I am in my own; I would be rich of myself and not by borrowing.
—Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher)
Never cut what you can untie.
—Joseph Joubert (French Essayist)
If you want to know your past, look at your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions.
There is no accomplishment in life better than a peace of mind and a happy home.
Life begets life. Energy becomes energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
—Sarah Bernhardt (French Actress)