Do not fight the darkness, let the light in and the darkness will disappear.
—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (Indian Hindu Religious Leader)
We conquer – not in any brilliant fashion – we conquer by continuing.
—George Matheson (Scottish Theologian)
The covetous man is always poor.
—Claudian (Roman Poet)
Love people and use things. Don’t use people and love things.
Strange how a single conversation can change you. Or maybe it only seems that way in retrospect. A year passes and you know you feel differently, but you’re not sure what or why or how, so your mind casts back for something that might give that difference shape: a word, a glance, a touch.
—Barack Obama (American Head of State)
Success is achieved by development of our strengths, not by elimination of our weakness.
—Marilyn vos Savant (American Columnist)
The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.
—Bill Clinton (American Head of State)
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
—Marcus Manilius (Roman Poet)
Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
—Corita Kent (American Artist)
I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
—Bernard Berenson (Russian-born American Art Historian)
One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
—Gail Godwin (American Novelist)