As you inquire into issues and turn judgments around, you come to see that every perceived problem appearing “out there” is really nothing more than a misperception within your own thinking.
—Byron Katie (American Speaker)
I wanted to indulge and explore my love of humanity and especially my concern for persons less fortunate than myself.
—Arthur Ashe (American Sportsperson)
Far more of life’s pleasures are in the process than in the outcome. Be in the moment.
—Marty Nemko (American Career Coach, Author)
If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (American Physician)
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
—Rene Descartes (French Philosopher, Mathematician)
Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.
—Edward Gibbon (English Historian)
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
—T. S. Eliot (American-born British Poet)
Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.
—Brian Tracy (American Author)
Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so.
—Galileo Galilei (Italian Astronomer)
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
—George Santayana (Spanish Philosopher)