If you can go through life without ever experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet. And if you’ve gone through pain and think you know exactly why, you haven’t examined all the options.
Knowing oneself is not so much a question of discovering what is present in one’s self, but rather the creation of who one wants to be.
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
—Rollo May (American Philosopher)
To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know.
—Alexis Carrel (American Surgeon)
Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.
When work goes out of style, we may expect to see civilization totter and fall.
—John D. Rockefeller (American Businessperson)
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
—Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues (French Moralist)
The principle of happiness should be like the principle of virtue: it should not be dependent of things, but be a part of personality (and character).
—William Lyon Phelps (American Author)
Your silent thoughts are like the roots of a plant. They remain hidden in the dark recesses of the earth, but from them stems the whole plant–its life and form, its strength and beauty. From them and through them the plant lives and dies. So, too, your thoughts, although hidden, are your real, vital force.
—Lawrence G. Lovasik
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
If we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we’ll all be plucking chickens for a living.
—Ross Perot (American Businessman)
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
—Euripides (Ancient Greek Dramatist)