Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.
—Abraham Maslow (American Psychologist)
I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.
—W. Somerset Maugham (British Novelist)
Real life is, to most men … a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
—Bertrand A. Russell (British Philosopher, Mathematician)
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
—Henri Frederic Amiel (Swiss Philosopher, Writer)
Not what you say about yourself, but what others say.
—The Talmud (Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith)
No matter how big a house you have or how slick a car you drive, the only thing you can take with you at the end of your life is your conscience.
—Robin Sharma (Canadian Writer, Motivational Speaker)
A man that speaks too much, and museth but little, wasteth his mind in words, and is counted a fool among men.
—Martin Farquhar Tupper (English Poet)
Let thy words be few.
—The Holy Bible (Scripture in the Christian Faith)
The first duty of a man is the seeking after and the investigation of truth.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
—Abraham Lincoln (American Head of State)
Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
—Alfred de Musset (French Poet, Playwright)
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
—Dale Carnegie (American Self-Help Author)
Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.
—Andy Warhol (American Painter)
Rumor grows as it goes.
—Virgil (Roman Poet)
There is only one journey: going inside yourself.
—Rainer Maria Rilke (Austrian Poet)