He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own business, him the world will hold dear.
—The Dhammapada (Buddhist Anthology of Verses)
We do not commonly find men of superior sense amongst those of the highest fortune.
—Juvenal (Roman Poet)
The discovery of what is true and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important aims of philosophy.
—Voltaire (French Philosopher)
Praise is a debt we owe unto the virtue of others, and due unto our own from all whom malice hath not made mutes, or envy struck dumb.
—Thomas Browne (English Christian Author)
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)