Since we had nothing to do with our arrival and usually are not consulted about our departure, what makes so many of us think we’re entitled to so much while we’re here?
—Malcolm Forbes (American Publisher)
He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
—Frederick Douglass (American Abolitionist)
Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty.
—Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
—David Lloyd George (British Head of State)
I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is.
—H. Norman Schwarzkopf (American Military Leader)
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
—Aldous Huxley (English Humanist)
People throughout the world may look different or have a different religion, education, or position, but they are all the same. They are the people to be loved. They are all hungry for love.
—Mother Teresa (Albanian Catholic Humanitarian)
Never mind searching for who you are. Search for the person you aspire to be.
If you share your friend’s crime, you make it your own.
—Publilius Syrus (Syrian-born Latin Writer)
Mediocrity obtains more with application than superiority without it.
No evil is intolerable but a guilty conscience.
—William Ellery Channing