I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.
—William Faulkner (American Novelist)
Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.
—Sam Levenson (American Humorist)
Men of great genius and large heart sow the seeds of a new degree of progress in the world, but they bear fruit only after many years.
—Giuseppe Mazzini (Italian Philosopher)
It is nonsense to say there is not enough time to be fully informed … Time given to thought is the greatest timesaver of all.
—Norman Cousins (American Journalist)
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
—Denis Diderot (French Philosopher)
It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
—Adlai Stevenson (American Diplomat)