The problem of education is two fold: first to know, and then to utter. Everyone who lives any semblance of an inner life thinks more nobly and profoundly than he speaks.
—Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish Novelist)
The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown.
—Sophocles (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
The painter who is content with the praise of the world for what does not satisfy himself, is not an artist, but an artisan; for though his reward be only praise, his pay is that of a mechanic.
—Washington Allston (American Poet)
The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.
—Dinah Craik (English Novelist)
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
—Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Austrian Novelist)
A scholar is greater than a prophet.
—The Talmud (Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith)
The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
The efficient man is the man who thinks for himself.
—Charles William Eliot (American Educator)
Anything you really want, you can attain, if you really go after it.
—Wayne Dyer (American Motivational Writer)
Every time we’ve moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
—Thomas J. Watson (American Businessperson)