We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analyzing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a program would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
—Neville Chamberlain (British Head of State)
There are so many girls, and so few princes.
—Liza Minnelli (American Singer, Actress)
Be humble, if thou would’st attain to Wisdom. Be humbler still, when Wisdom thou hast mastered.
—Helena Blavatsky (Ukrainian-born American Theosophist)
To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom.
Out of all virtues simplicity is my most favorite virtue. So much so that I tend to believe that simplicity can solve most of the problems, personal as well as the world problems. If the life approach is simple one need not lie so frequently, nor quarrel nor steal, nor envy, anger, abuse, kill. Everyone will have enough and plenty so need not hoard, speculate, gamble, hate. When character is beautiful, you are beautiful. That is the beauty of simplicity.
—Ela Bhatt (Indian Labor Activist)
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Founding Father, Inventor)
Anybody who believes in something without reservation, believes that this thing is right and should be, has the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them.
—Golda Meir (Israeli Head of State)
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
—Alfred, Lord Tennyson (British Poet)
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing.
—Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (German Writer)
Events will take their course, it is no good of being angry at them; he is happiest who wisely turns them to the best account.
—Euripides (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
—Elon Musk (American Entrepreneur)
Good communication does not mean that you have to speak in perfectly formed sentences and paragraphs. It isn’t about slickness. Simple and clear go a long way.
—John Kotter (American Management Consultant)
The happiest heart that ever beat
Was in some quiet breast
That found the common daylight sweet,
And left to Heaven the rest.
—John Vance Cheney (American Poet)
Those who cannot work with their hearts achieve but a hollow, half-hearted success that breeds bitterness all around.
—A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (Indian Head of State, Scientist)