It’s never too late—never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
—Jane Fonda (American Actress)
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Learning is to the Studious, and Riches to the Careful. If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.
—John C. Bogle (American Mutual Fund Pioneer)
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
—Scott Adams (American Cartoonist)
Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.
—George Sand (French Novelist, Dramatist)
Our notions of happiness entrap us. We forget that they are just ideas. Our idea of happiness can prevent us from actually being happy. We fail to see the opportunity for joy that is right in front of us when we are caught in a belief that happiness should take a particular form.
—Thich Nhat Hanh (Vietnamese Buddhist Religious Leader)
I have already settled it for myself, so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.
—Georgia O’Keeffe (American Painter)
We forget: In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what you do with what happens and what you’ve been given.
—Ryan Holiday (American Author)
The shortest route often has the steepest hills.
—Caroline Schoeder (American Aphorist)
The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (American First Lady)
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (American Novelist)
During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after doing its duty in but a lazy and indolent way for 800 years, gathered up its halters, thumbscrews, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood. Then it was discovered that there as no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry.
—Mark Twain (American Humorist)