A great man leaves clean work behind him, and requires no sweeper up of the chips.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning (English Poet)
A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.
—J. P. Morgan (American Businessperson)
The world of the happy is quite different from that of the unhappy.
—Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian Philosopher)
A good man doubles the length of his existence; to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.
—Martial (Ancient Roman Latin Poet)
Can you understand how cruelly I feel the lack of friends who will believe in me a bit?
—D. H. Lawrence (English Novelist)
Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man, and character is the test of that manifestation.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of man. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
—Benjamin Disraeli (British Head of State)