There is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
—Joseph Addison (English Essayist)
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
—Maya Angelou (American Poet)
Many an honest man practices on himself an amount of deceit, sufficient, if practiced on another, and in a little different way, to send him to the State prison.
—Christian Nestell Bovee
In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.
—Rutherford B. Hayes
No man will work for your interests unless they are his.
We should keep silent about those in power; to speak well of them almost implies flattery; to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous, and when they are dead is cowardly.
—Jean de La Bruyere
Non-violence is the article of faith.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.
—Ludwig Wittgenstein (Austrian Philosopher)
It’s frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what’s going on.
The soul who meditates on the Self is content to serve the Self and rests satisfied within the Self; there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.
—The Bhagavad Gita (Hindu Scripture)
Men always do leave off really thinking, when the last bit of wild animal dies in them.
—D. H. Lawrence (English Novelist)
The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.
—Peter Drucker (Austrian-born Management Consultant)
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
Ignorance is the peace of life.
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)
The fault-finder—it is his nature’s plague to spy into abuses; and oft his jealousy shapes faults that are not.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)