Difficulties show men what they are.
In case of any difficulty remember that God has
pitted you against a rough antagonist that you
may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.
He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins.
— The Dhammapada
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We shape our environments, then our environments shape us.
— Winston Churchill
Art need no longer be an account of past sensations.
It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations.
It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.
— Guy Debord
When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.
— Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, Sharing what we have for the betterment of person kind, Bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
— Leo Buscalia
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it.
— Margaret Thatcher
Absence diminishes commonplace passions and enhances great ones.
— French Proverb
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
— Michel de Montaigne