If you ask me, what I have come to do in this world, I who am an artist, I will reply: I am here to live my life out loud.
—Emile Zola (French Novelist)
If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament—disarmament follows peace.
—Bernard M. Baruch (American Financier)
Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
—Albert Camus (Algerian-born French Philosopher)
Every condition of life, if attended with virtue, is undisturbed and delightful; but when vice is intermixed, it renders even things that appear sumptuous and magnificent, distasteful and uneasy to the possessor.
—Plutarch (Greek Biographer)
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.
—Tony Robbins (American Self-Help Author)
My father taught in the wise way which unfolds what lies in the child.
—Louisa May Alcott (American Novelist)
At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time.
—Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) (Roman Poet)
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
—Voltaire (French Philosopher, Author)
Ideas in secret die. They need light and air or they starve to death.
—Seth Godin (American Entrepreneur)
Never forget that absolutely everything you do is for your customers. Make every decision—even decisions about whether to expand the business, raise money, or promote someone—according to what’s best for your customers.
—Derek Sivers (American Entrepreneur)
When one is seized with a passion to understand one’s self, one has to leave behind all normal life and habitual modes of thought.
—R. K. Narayan (Indian Novelist, Short-story Writer)
Money won’t make you happy, but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
—Zig Ziglar (American Author)
You should pardon many things in others, nothing in yourself.
—Ausonius (Latin Poet, Rhetorician)