A successful man is he who receives a great deal from his fellow men, usually incomparably more than corresponds to his service to them. The value of a man, however, should be seen in what he gives, and not in what he is able to receive.
—Albert Einstein (German-born Theoretical Physicist)
Those who give the first shock to a state are naturally the first to be overwhelmed in its ruin. The fruits of public commotion are seldom enjoyed by the man who was the first to set it a-going; he only troubles the water for another’s net.
—Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher)
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
—Aldous Huxley (English Humanist)
Faith is God felt by heart, not by reason.
—Blaise Pascal (French Catholic Mathematician)
The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
—Martin Farquhar Tupper (English Poet)
Prosperity is not just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
—Plutarch (Ancient Greek Historian)
And desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets.
—The Holy Bible (Scripture in the Christian Faith)
The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.
—John C. Maxwell (American Christian Professional Speaker)
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
—Jean Paul (German Novelist)
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.
—Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet)