He who is wise in the ancient law of Righteousness and is well-behaved will never go to the lower state of existence.
That virtue which requires to be ever guarded is scarce worth the sentinel.
—Oliver Goldsmith (Irish Author)
If the course of human affairs be considered, it will be seen that many things arise against which heaven does not allow us to guard.
—Niccolo Machiavelli (Florentine Political Philosopher)
To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
The sage never tries to store things up. The more he does for others, the more he has. The more he gives to others, the greater his abundance.
—Laozi (Chinese Philosopher)
By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.
—Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
Life is eating us up. We shall be fables presently. Keep cool: It will all be one a hundred years hence.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (German Scientist)
The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure.
—Laurence J. Peter (Canadian-born American Educator)
What we need most, is not so much to realize the ideal as to idealize the real.
—Frederic Henry Hedge
Virtuous and vicious everyone must be; few in extremes, but all in degree.
—Alexander Pope (English Poet)
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
—Honore de Balzac (French Novelist)