Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Civil Rights Leader)
It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
In all thy undertakings, let a reasonable assurance animate thy endeavours; if thou despairest of success, thou shalt not succeed.
—Akhenaten (Egyptian Monarch)
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it is so hard.
—David McCullough (American Historian)
It is by intuition that we discover, by logic that we prove.
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
To dare, to will, to know, to keep silent, to imagine.
To dare, To Will, To Know, To keep silent, To imagine
History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
In contemplation, if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
—Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
—Anne Bradstreet (English Poet)
Once you eliminate the impossible,
whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
—Arthur Conan Doyle (English Novelist)