Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
—Karl Marx (German Philosopher, Economist)
How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.
—Henry David Thoreau (American Philosopher)
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
As the turning of logs will make a dull fire burn, so change of studies will a dull brain.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (American Poet)
Whatever you do, make it an offering to me—the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering.
—The Bhagavad Gita (Hindu Scripture)
There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
—Andre Gide (French Novelist)
If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
—Oprah Winfrey (American TV Personality)
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
—Arthur Koestler (British Writer, Journalist)
A trifle is often pregnant with high importance; the prudent man neglects no circumstance.
—Sophocles (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
Governments are necessarily continuing concerns. They have to keep going in good times and in bad. They therefore need a wide margin of safety. If taxes and debt are made all the people can bear when times are good, there will be certain disaster when times are bad.
—Calvin Coolidge (American Head of State)
The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.
—Alain de Botton (Swiss-born British Philosopher)
He who is greedy is always in want.
—Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) (Roman Poet)
Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones you must keep them wet.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (English Poet)
Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
—Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help.
—John F. Kennedy (American Head of State)
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
—Khalil Gibran (Lebanese-born American Philosopher)