Progress is the law of life; man is not a man as yet.
—Robert Browning (English Poet)
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
—Wilhelm von Humboldt (German Philosopher)
Anyone is to be pitied who has just sense enough to perceive his deficiencies.
—William Hazlitt (English Essayist)
My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.
—Charles F. Kettering (American Inventor)
A good father lives so he is a credit to his children.
—Arnold Glasow (American Businessman)
Unhappy is the man for whom his own mother has not made all other mothers venerable.
—Jean Paul (German Novelist)
We are terrified by the idea of being terrified.
—Friedrich Nietzsche (German Philosopher, Scholar)
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
—Walt Whitman (American Poet)
I’m a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down to bleed a while. Then I’ll rise and fight again.
—John Dryden (English Poet)
Fear makes us feel our humanity.
—Benjamin Disraeli (British Head of State)
People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
—Indira Gandhi (Indian Head of State)
Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
—Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Learning passes for wisdom among those who want both.
Time bears away all things, even the mind.
—Virgil (Roman Poet)
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable, and must be content with finding broken portions.
—William Osler (Canadian Physician)