It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.
—Barthold G. Niebuhr
The firefly only shines when on the wing; so it is with the mind; when we rest we darken.
There are three wants which can never be satisfied: that of the rich, who want something more; that of the sick, who want something different; and that of the traveler, who says, “Anywhere but here”.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
—John Foster Dulles (American Lawyer)
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about reality.
—Theodore Roosevelt (American Head of State)
What keeps you going isn’t some fine destination but just the road you’re on, and the fact that you know how to drive.
—Barbara Kingsolver (American Novelist)
There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.
—Havelock Ellis (British Sexologist)
No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.
—W. Clement Stone (American Businessperson)
Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
—Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Writer)