Nobody, but nobody, is going to tell me I’m not the most. I am. I was the most when everybody else was struggling bitterly to become a little.
—William Saroyan (American Novelist)
I was made to work. If you are equally industrious, you will be equally successful.
—Johann Sebastian Bach (German Composer)
Perhaps the best test of a man’s intelligence is his capacity for making a summary.
—Lytton Strachey (British Biographer)
Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we might have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.
—Gian Carlo Menotti (Italian-born American Composer)
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Swiss Philosopher)
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
—Karl Barth (Swiss Reformed Theologian)
Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
—Jean Sibelius (Finnish Composer)
The art of teaching is tolerance. Humbleness is the art of learning.
—B. K. S. Iyengar (Indian Hindu Yoga Teacher)
Without constancy there is neither love, friendship, nor virtue in the world.
—Joseph Addison (English Essayist)