The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
—William Blake (English Poet)
Children have more need of models than of critics.
—Joseph Joubert (French Essayist)
When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
—Indira Gandhi (Indian Head of State)
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
—Voltaire (French Philosopher)
Men are disposed to live honestly, if the means of doing so are open to them.
—Thomas Jefferson (American Head of State)
Anger should never be an overnight guest.
—Neal A. Maxwell (American Mormon Religious Leader)
A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping-stone to the optimist.
—Eleanor Roosevelt (American First Lady)
A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
—George S. Patton (American Military Leader)
Loosen the bonds of avarice from your hands and neck.
—Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (Persian Muslim Mystic)
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
—Barbara Bush (American First Lady)
Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
—Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough.
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
—Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher)
A young physician fattens the churchyard.