A person well satisfied with themselves is seldom satisfied with others, and others, rarely are with them.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Sorrow is mere rust of the soul; activity will cleanse and brighten it.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
Philosophy can add to our happiness in no other manner but by diminishing our misery; it should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of. Happy were we all born philosophers; all born with a talent of thus dissipating our own cares by spreading them upon all mankind.
—Oliver Goldsmith (Irish Author)
As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world—that is the myth of the atomic age—as in being able to remake ourselves.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (Indian Hindu Political leader)
Wise to resolve, patient to perform.
—Friedrich Schiller (German Poet)
Miracles seldom occur in the lives of those who do not consider them possible.
—Neale Donald Walsch (American Spiritual Writer)
Leadership is not magnetic personality–that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
—Peter Drucker (Austrian-born Management Consultant)
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
—Henry Miller (American Novelist)
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
—The Dhammapada (Buddhist Anthology of Verses)
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
The result of the educative process is capacity for further education.
—John Dewey (American Philosopher)
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
—Jacques Barzun (French-born American Historian)
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
—Robert H. Schuller
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
—Ambrose Bierce (American Editor)
Actions speak louder than words.
—The Talmud (Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith)
And above all things, never think that you’re not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.
—Anthony Trollope (English Novelist)