Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
—Maya Angelou (American Poet)
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
—William James (American Philosopher)
You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.
—Warren Buffett (American Investor)
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
—Bill Gates (American Businessperson)
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
—John Milton (English Poet)
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
—Will Rogers (American Actor)
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
—Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (English Poet)
People don’t understand the sort of fight it takes to record what you want, to record the way you want to record it.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (American Novelist)