In contemplation, if a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
—Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
—Isaac Asimov (Russian-born American Children’s Books Writer)
Truth will ultimately prevail where there are plans taken to bring it to light.
—George Washington (American Head of State)
All men have happiness as their object: there are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.
—Blaise Pascal (French Catholic Mathematician)
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.
—Publilius Syrus (Syrian-born Latin Writer)
Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
—Orison Swett Marden (American New Thought Writer)
The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.
—Jim Rohn (American Entrepreneur)
The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Novelist, Aviator)
Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk.
—E. W. Howe (American Novelist)