Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.
—Charles Du Bos (French Literary Critic)
When about to commit a base deed, respect thyself, though there is no witness.
—Ausonius (Latin Poet, Rhetorician)
The realization of our soul has its moral and its spiritual side. The moral side represents training of unselfishness, control of desire; the spiritual side represents sympathy and love. They should be taken together and never separated. The cultivation of the merely moral side of our nature leads us to the dark region of narrowness and hardness of heart, to the intolerant arrogance of goodness; and the cultivation of the merely spiritual side of our nature leads us to a still darker region of revelry in intemperance of imagination.
—Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali Poet, Polymath)
If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
—Jane Fonda (American Actress)
Be content with what thou hast received, and smooth thy frowning forehead.
—Hafez (Persian Poet)
There are some people whom you have in life who have the capacity for real, passionate commitment to something, and sometimes you may be passionately committed to the same thing.
—Warren Beatty (American Actor)
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, compassion.
—Simone de Beauvoir (French Philosopher)
The will to act is a renewable resource.
—Al Gore (American Politician, Environmentalist )
Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.
—Alfred Nobel (Swedish Inventor, Humanitarian)
What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length.
—Montesquieu (French Political Philosopher)
You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that’s fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.
—Steffi Graf (German Tennis Player)
It’s [beauty] a kind of radiance. People who possess a true inner beauty, their eyes are a little brighter, their skin a little more dewy. They vibrate at a different frequency.
—Cameron Diaz (American Actress)
The biggest critics of my books are people who never read them.
—Jackie Collins (English Romance Novelist)
To be rich is not the end, but only a change, of worries.
—Epicurus (Greek Philosopher)
Since you alone are responsible for your thoughts, only you can change them. You will want to change them when you realize that each thought creates according to its own nature. Remember that the law works at all times and that you are always demonstrating according to the kind of thoughts you habitually entertain. Therefore, start now to think only those thoughts that will bring you health and happiness.
—Paramahansa Yogananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)