Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
—Ronald Reagan (American Head of State)
Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
—Tryon Edwards (American Theologian)
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
—Eric Hoffer (American Philosopher)
Wise people may say what they will, but one passion is never cured by another.
—Earl of Chesterfield
Man is much more sensitive to the contempt of others than to self-contempt.
—Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher, Scholar)
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they think laughable.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
I see it only that thyself is here, and art and nature, hope and fate, friends, angels and the supreme being shall not be absent from the chamber where thou sittest.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is.
—Wilhelm von Humboldt (German Philosopher)
There is absolutely nothing that you desire that you cannot achieve.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
—Helen Keller (American Author)
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars” fulfils itself.”
—William Croswell Doane (American Anglican Hymn writer)