Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
—Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
—Alphonse de Lamartine (French Writer)
Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
—Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (English Aristocrat)
When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him whose?
—Don Marquis (American Humorist)
Boredom is the deadliest poison.
—William F. Buckley, Jr. (American TV Personality)
It isn’t for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.
—Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American Author, Aviator)
The money men make lives after them.
I am searching for that which every man seeks—peace and rest.
—Dante Alighieri (Italian Political leader)
The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old.
—William James (American Philosopher)
One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)
The average man never really thinks from end to end of his life. The mental activity of such people is only a mouthing of cliches.
—H. L. Mencken (American Journalist)
We may make mistakes—but they must never be mistakes which result from faintness of heart or abandonment of moral principles.
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (American Head of State)
Consciousness is a phase of mental life which arises in connection with the formation of new habits. When habit is formed, consciousness only interferes to spoil our performance.
—William Ralph Inge (English Anglican Clergyman)
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may from a raw recruit, and its methods differ from those of common sense, only as the guardsman’s cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
—Thomas Henry Huxley (English Biologist)
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
—Mignon McLaughlin (American Journalist)
Censure is often useful, praise often deceitful.
—Winston Churchill (British Head of State)
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
—Benjamin Disraeli (British Head of State)
We are born to action; and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.
—Charles Cooley (American Sociologist)
Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.
—Helen Keller (American Author)