Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
—Don Marquis (American Humorist)
What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.
—Russell Simmons (American Entrepreneur)
Jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins.
—Iris Murdoch (English Novelist)
There’s no correlation between how good your idea is and how likely your organization will be to embrace it.
—Seth Godin (American Entrepreneur)
If you can speak what you will never hear, if you can write what you will never read, you have done rare things.
—Henry David Thoreau (American Philosopher)
The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.
—Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
By the disposition of a stupendous wisdom, moulding together the great mysterious incorporation of the human race, the whole, at one time, is never old, or middle-aged, or young, but moves on through the varied tenor of perpetual decay, fall, renovation, and progression.
—Edmund Burke (Irish Political leader)
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
—Carl Jung (Swiss Psychologist)
The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
—Marlene Dietrich (German-born American Actor)
The praise of a fool is incense to the wisest of us.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)