The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
—James Anthony Froude (British Historian)
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.
—Martin Luther King, Jr. (American Civil Rights Leader)
Men will always delight in a woman whose voice is lined with velvet.
—Brendan Behan (Irish Poet)
Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
—Orison Swett Marden (American New Thought Writer)
There should be no enforced respect for grown-ups. We cannot prevent children from thinking us fools by merely forbidding them to utter their thoughts; in fact, they are more likely to think ill of us if they dare not say so.
—Bertrand A. Russell (British Philosopher)
Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity; nothing more easily managed than one in adversity.
—Plutarch (Ancient Greek Historian)
You are your greatest investment. The more you store in that mind of yours, the more you enrich your experience, the more people you meet, the more books you read, and the more places you visit, the greater is that investment in all that you are. Everything that you add to your peace of mind, and to your outlook upon life, is added capital that no one but yourself can dissipate.
—George Matthew Adams (American Columnist)
The present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.
—Henri Bergson (French Philosopher)
If you look at your life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
—Elizabeth Bowen (Irish Novelist)
Science is the labor and handicraft of the mind.
—Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)