I venerate old age; and I love not the man who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American Poet)
When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to “achieve” or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing.
—Ken Keyes, Jr. (American Motivational Speaker)
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
—Havelock Ellis (British Sexologist)
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
—Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Polymath)
What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
The cat, having sat upon a hot stove lid, will not sit upon a hot stove lid again. But he won’t sit upon a cold stove lid, either.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and the afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and places and how the weather was.
—Ernest Hemingway (American Author)
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars; martyrs have put on their coronation robes glittering with fire, and through their tears have the sorrowful first seen the gates of Heaven.
—Edwin Hubbell Chapin (American Universalist Preacher)
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
—Bertrand A. Russell (British Philosopher)