A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is, but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
—Eric Hoffer (American Philosopher)
There are events which are so great that if a writer has participated in them his obligation is to write truly rather than assume the presumption of altering them with invention.
—Ernest Hemingway (American Author)
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich
—Napoleon I (French Monarch)
Freedom unexercised may become freedom forfeited.
—Margaret Chase Smith
A university should be a place of light, of liberty and of learning.
—Benjamin Disraeli (British Head of State)
Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
—Aldous Huxley (English Humanist)
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
—Charles Caleb Colton (English Angelic Priest)
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
—Zig Ziglar (American Author)
Men’s hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)
Man ought to know that in the theater of human life, it is only for Gods and angels to be spectators.
—Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)
Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race.
—Bertrand A. Russell (British Philosopher)