No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
—Frederick Douglass (American Abolitionist)
Freedom can never be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
It is seldom indeed that one parts on good terms, because if one were on good terms one would not part.
—Marcel Proust (French Novelist)
For some moments in life there are no words.
—David Seltzer (American Screenwriter)
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Sooner or later you’ve heard all your best friends have to say. Then comes the tolerance of real love.
The door to virtue is heavy and hard to push.
I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope I can ask you to share my future pluses.
—Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand-born British Author)
One’s suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields – even to sadness.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Novelist, Aviator)
Every experience, however bitter, has its lesson, and to focus one’s attention on the lesson helps one overcome the bitterness.
—Edward Howard Griggs