Isn’t it the mind that translates the outer condition into happiness and suffering?
—Matthieu Ricard (French Buddhist Monk)
The hardest time to tell: when to stop.
—Malcolm Forbes (American Publisher)
We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
—Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Austrian Novelist)
It is better to drink of deep griefs than to taste shallow pleasures.
—William Hazlitt (English Essayist)
Anything simple always interests me.
There is but one way to be born but a hundred ways to die.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
—Margaret Thatcher (British Head of State)
The one charm of the past is that it is the past.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)
Virtue is praised, but hated. People run from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you have to keep your feet warm.
—Denis Diderot (French Philosopher)
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)