The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
—Michelangelo (Italian Painter)
Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn’t let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.
—Andrew Grove (Hungarian-born American Businessperson)
The deity is within you, not in ideas and books. Truth is lived, not taught.
—Hermann Hesse (German-born Swiss Poet)
Never make forecasts, especially about the future.
—Samuel Goldwyn (Polish-born American Film Producer)
If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection.
—The Bhagavad Gita (Hindu Scripture)
I lay it down as a fact that if all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
—Blaise Pascal (French Catholic Mathematician)
Life is the faculty of spontaneous activity, the awareness that we have powers.
—Immanuel Kant (Prussian German Philosopher)