True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
—Akhenaten (Egyptian Monarch)
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea.
It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off,
and does something about it that makes a difference.
A clever man commits no minor blunders.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
—Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) (Roman Philosopher)
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority.
—William Jennings Bryan (American Political leader)
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentives so great, and no tonics so powerful as the expectation of something better tomorrow.
—Orison Swett Marden (American New Thought Writer)
Every man’s work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or anything else, is always a portrait of himself, and the more he tries to conceal himself the more clearly will his character appear in spite of him.
We shall find peace. We shall hear angels. We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
—Anton Chekhov (Russian Short Story Writer)