Joy can only be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
—Leo Tolstoy (Russian Novelist)
I must write it all out, at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.
—Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American Author, Aviator)
Of all the evil spirits abroad in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous.
—James Anthony Froude (British Historian)
The future is hidden even from those who make it.
—Anatole France (French Novelist)
It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.
—George Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright)
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
—Warren Bennis (American Scholar)
Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
—Denis Diderot (French Philosopher)
We cannot always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly.
—Voltaire (French Philosopher)
I’ve learned that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time.
—Oprah Winfrey (American TV Personality)
There are certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are of pretty woman to deserve them.
—Jane Austen (English Novelist)