To be thoroughly conversant with a man’s heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair.
—Edgar Allan Poe (American Poet)
Life doesn’t do anything to you. It only reveals your spirit.
—John C. Maxwell (American Christian Professional Speaker)
It is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
—C. S. Lewis (Irish-born British Children’s Books Writer)
The rich man is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue.
—Henry David Thoreau (American Philosopher)
The best mind-altering drug is truth.
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
—Rainer Maria Rilke (Austrian Poet)
There is none who cannot teach somebody something, and there is none so excellent but he is excelled.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.
—Dale Carnegie (American Author)
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
The fact is, you have fallen lately, Cecily, into a bad habit of thinking for yourself. You should give it up. It is not quite womanly… men don’t like it.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)
Every period of life is obliged to borrow its happiness from time to come.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
Much learning does not teach understanding.
—Heraclitus (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
Praise shames me, for I secretly beg for it.
—Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Hindu Polymath)