There are geniuses in trade as well as in war, or the state, or letters; and the reason why this or that man is fortunate is not to be told. It lies in the man: that is all anybody can tell you about it.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
—Charles Caleb Colton (English Angelic Priest)
To have read the greatest works of any great poet, to have beheld or heard the greatest works of any great painter or musician, is a possession added to the best things in life.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne (English Poet)
It is the easiest thing in the world to obey God when He commands us to do what we like, and to trust Him when the path is all sunshine. The real victory of faith is to trust God in the dark, and through the dark.
—Theodore L. Cuyler (American Presbyterian Clergyman)
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.
—Wayne Dyer (American Motivational Writer)
Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.
Almost always it is the fear of being ourselves that brings us to the mirror.
—Antonio Porchia (Italian Poet)
A criminal becomes a popular figure because he unburdens in no small degree the consciences of his fellow man, for now they know once more where evil is to be found.
—Carl Jung (Swiss Psychologist)
Some men have a den in their home, while others just growl all over the house.
If a person is not of good conduct, his/her beauty is a waste. For a person with bad character, being born in noble family is a waste. If you do not achieve any feat, being educated is a waste. If you do not spend money, having wealth is a waste.