A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (German Scientist)
That which costs little is less valued.
—Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish Novelist)
Failure is the foundation of success, and the means by which it is achieved.
—Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)
A little reflection will enable any person to detect in himself that setness in trifles which is the result of the unwatched instinct of self-will and to establish over himself a jealous guardianship.
—Harriet Beecher Stowe (American Abolitionist)
I was always willing to take a great deal of the burden of getting along in life on my own shoulders, but I wasn’t willing to give myself a pat on the back. I was always looking to somebody else to give me that … That was all wrong.
—Raquel Welch (American Actor)
There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
—Niccolo Machiavelli (Florentine Political Philosopher)
When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.
—Jean de La Bruyere
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
—Henry Fielding (English Novelist)
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
—Earl of Chesterfield