Trust that man in nothing who has not a conscience in everything.
—Laurence Sterne (Irish Anglican Novelist)
Demand not that events should happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do, and you will go on well.
—Epictetus (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
—Pearl Bailey (American Singer, Actress)
One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one’s death, one dies one’s life.
—Jean-Paul Sartre (French Philosopher)
Dignity and pride are of too near relationship for intermarriage.
—Dorothee Luzy Dotinville (French Dancer, Actress)
Don’t suffer fools or you’ll become one.
—Tim Ferriss (American Self-help Author)
An honest man speaks the truth, though it may give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.
—William Hazlitt (English Essayist)
It is well to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.
—Publilius Syrus (Syrian-born Latin Writer)
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
—Epicurus (Greek Philosopher)
A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
—Laura Ingalls Wilder (American Author of Children’s Novels)
We are here not to get all we can out of life for ourselves, but to try to make the lives of others happier.
—William Osler (Canadian Physician)
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
—Winston Churchill (British Head of State)
Mediocrity doesn’t mean average intelligence, it means an average intelligence that resents and envies its betters.
—Ayn Rand (Russian-born American Novelist)
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
—The 14th Dalai Lama (Tibetan Buddhist Religious Leader)
Regrets are the natural property of gray hairs.
—Charles Dickens (English Novelist)
Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday.
—Euripides (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
Our tastes greatly alter. The lad does not care for the child’s rattle, and the old man does not care for the young man’s whore.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
The best mask for demoralization is daring.
—Lucian (Greek Satirical Writer)