Orators are most vehement when they have the weakest cause, as men get on horseback when they cannot walk.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.
—Tom Peters (American Management Consultant)
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
—Eric Hoffer (American Philosopher)
Don’t take life too serious. You’ll never escape it alive anyway.
—Elbert Hubbard (American Writer)
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
—Pablo Picasso (Spanish Painter)
We are not altogether here to tolerate. We are here to resist, to control and vanquish withal.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life’s pleasures is like a blacksmith’s bellows; he breathes, but does not live.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
—Andrew Carnegie (Scottish-American Industrialist, Philanthropist)
Which of our methods of measuring could we apply to this eddying mass that is the universe? In the presence of the profundities our sole ability is to dream. Our conception, quickly winded, cannot follow creation, that vast breath.
—Victor Hugo (French Novelist)