Every man is two men; one is awake in the darkness, the other asleep in the light.
—Khalil Gibran (Lebanese-born American Philosopher)
Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it… we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.
—Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
There is much suffering in the world—physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
—Mother Teresa (Albanian Catholic Humanitarian)
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.
Make not the sauce till you have caught the fish.
A good painter is to paint two main things, men and the working of man’s mind.
—Leonardo da Vinci (Italian Polymath)
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
—Michel de Montaigne (French Philosopher)
The merit of charitable works is in proportion to the grace with which they are practiced.
—The Talmud (Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith)