This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. If all of us think for the society and the country, all our problems will be solved.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It’s just that the others are behind the time.
—Martha Graham (American Choreographer)
Only the insane take themselves quite seriously.
Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
—Cecil B. DeMille (American Film Producer)
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
—John Cage (American Composer)
Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determination.
—Chuck Swindoll (American Christian Pastor)
Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
There is strength in numbers and unity. That is the way you can kill an enemy. Just look at the collection of straws that make the roof of the hut. They protect us from even the heavy rains, alone none of those straws can do the same.
Wisdom is the assimilated knowledge in us, gained from an intelligent estimation and close study of our own direct and indirect experience in the world.
—Swami Chinmayananda (Indian Hindu Teacher)
You’re not a human being until you value something more than the life of your body. And the greater the thing you live and die for the greater you are.
—Orson Scott Card (American Author)
Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power if within, and it is available to you now.
—Eckhart Tolle (German Spiritual Writer)
A whipping never hurts so much as the thought that you are being whipped.
—E. W. Howe (American Novelist)