What I fear is complacency. When things always become better, people tend to want more for less work.
—Lee Kuan Yew (Singaporean Statesman)
Insults should be written in the sand, and praises carved in stone.
Love conquers all; let us surrender to love.
—Virgil (Roman Poet)
No virtue is equal to the good of others and no vice greater than hurting others.
—Tulsidas (Indian Hindu Poet)
Nuns and married women are equally unhappy, if in different ways
—Christina, Queen of Sweden (Swedish Monarch)
People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset, I just watch with awe as it unfolds.
—Carl Rogers (American Psychologist)
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
—Pablo Picasso (Spanish Painter)
It is not greed that drives the world, but envy.
—Warren Buffett (American Investor)
The contest, for ages, has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.
—Daniel Webster (American Statesman, Lawyer)
A thousand fearful images and dire suggestions glance along the mind when it is moody and discontented with itself. Command them to stand and show themselves, and you presently assert the power of reason over imagination.
—Walter Scott (Scottish Novelist)
However great the work that God may achieve by an individual, he must not indulge in self-satisfaction. He ought rather to be all the more humbled, seeing himself merely as a tool which God has made use of.
—Vincent de Paul (French Catholic Saint)
Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.
—Dale Carnegie (American Self-Help Author)
In proportion as we perceive and embrace the truth do we become just, heroic, magnanimous, divine.
—William Lloyd Garrison (American Abolitionist)
Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
Standing armies can never consist of resolute robust men; they may be well-disciplined machines, but they will seldom contain men under the influence of strong passions, or with very vigorous faculties.
—Mary Wollstonecraft (English Writer, Feminist)
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
—Billie Jean King (American Tennis Player)