Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.
—Doris Lessing (British Novelist, Poet)
You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.
—Beryl Markham (British-born Kenyan Aviator)
A brave man hazards life, but not his conscience.
—Friedrich Schiller (German Poet)
The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition is so powerful that it is alone, and without any assistance, capable not only of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting 100 impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often encumbers its operations.
—George Goodman (American Economist)
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)