Come, let us give a little time to folly … and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure.
—Bonaventure (Italian Christian Scholar)
The value of history. ..is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.
—R. G. Collingwood (British Philosopher)
Only mothers can think of the future, because they give birth to it in their children.
—Maxim Gorky (Russian Writer)
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
—Joseph Addison (English Essayist)
The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
—Virginia Woolf (English Novelist)
Growing up is, after all, only the understanding that one’s unique and incredible experience is what every one shares.
—Doris Lessing (British Novelist, Poet)
Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.
—Sarah Orne Jewett (American Children’s Books Writer)
Do what you love and love what you do and everything else is detail.
—Martina Navratilova (Czech-born American Sportsperson)
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
—Danny Kaye (American Actor)
We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German Lutheran Pastor)
It doesn’t matter what you do…so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.
—Ray Bradbury (American Novelist)