The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.
—Masanobu Fukuoka (Japanese Buddhist Polymath)
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
—Jane Austen (English Novelist)
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
—Charles F. Kettering (American Inventor)
We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.
—Soichiro Honda (Japanese Inventor)
Do unto others 20% better than you would expect them to do unto you, to correct for subjective error.
—Linus Pauling (American Chemist)
A man is ever apt to contemplate himself out of all proportion to his surroundings.
—Christina Rossetti (English Poet)
What you do when you don’t have to determines what you will be when you can no longer help it.
—Rudyard Kipling (British Children’s Books Writer)
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
—Frederick Douglass (American Abolitionist)
People with a culture of poverty suffer much less from repression than we of the middle class suffer and indeed, if I may make the suggestion with due qualification, they often have a hell of a lot more fun than we have.
There’s nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.
—Robert De Niro (American Actor)
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
—Earl Nightingale (American Motivational Speaker)