Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (American Jurist)
While you cannot resolve what you are, at last you will be nothing.
—Martial (Ancient Roman Latin Poet)
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings.
—Walter Lippmann (American Journalist)
Presence is more than just being there.
—Malcolm Forbes (American Publisher)
Lying to yourself about specific actions is easier than re-defining the bounds of your imagined identity… When I see once-ethical men devolve into moral grey, they still identify as upstanding.
—Ben Casnocha (American Entrepreneur, Investor)
Channels are blocked in the mind, from the day. Lie down in blackness of night, forgotten remnants rush to the mind, or creeping slowly appear in the dreams.
Most of us are aware of and pretend to detest the barefaced instances of that hypocrisy by which men deceive others, but few of us are upon our guard or see that more fatal hypocrisy by which we deceive and over-reach our own hearts.
—Laurence Sterne (Irish Anglican Novelist)
Do not value money for any more nor any less than its worth; it is a good servant but a bad master.
—Alexandre Dumas, fils
If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
—Lemuel K. Washburn
Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.