The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one’s neighbor.
—Mother Teresa (Albanian Catholic Humanitarian)
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
—Henry Miller (American Novelist)
Whoever does not know how to find the way to his ideal lives more frivolously and impudently than the man without an ideal.
—Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher, Scholar)
It is always in the midst, in the epicenter, of your troubles that you find serenity.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Novelist, Aviator)
The real tragedy of life is not being limited to one talent, but in failing to use that one talent.
—E. W. Howe (American Novelist)
Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.
—Marcel Proust (French Novelist)
We learn our virtues from the bosom friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
—Jean Paul (German Novelist)