The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; they will both fall into the ditch.
—Earl of Chesterfield (English Statesman, Man of Letters)
No man who ever lived knows any more about the hereafter … than you and I; and all religion … is simply evolved out of chicanery, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.
—Edgar Allan Poe (American Poet)
Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.
—Amy Tan (Chinese-American Novelist)
Take responsiblilty for yourself because no one’s going to take responsibility for you.
—Tyra Banks (American Supermodel)
I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
—Anais Nin (French-American Essayist)
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
—Plato (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
The business of business is not business. The business of business is people.
—Herb Kelleher (American Entrepreneur)
A Jewish man with parents alive is a fifteen-year-old boy, and will remain a fifteen-year-old boy until they die!
—Philip Roth (American Novelist, Short-story Writer)
Work is love made visible. To bring into vivid expression your love for others
is work – to drag yourself through each day’s schedule, morose, unhappy,
miserable, is labor. Work alone brings achievement, never labor.
Grow up to be a man of sheer achievements through loving work.
—Swami Chinmayananda (Indian Hindu Teacher)
You have striven so hard, and so long, to compel life. Can’t you now slowly change, and let life slowly drift into you … let the invisible life steal into you and slowly possess you.
—D. H. Lawrence (English Novelist)
People would rather believe than know.
—E. O. Wilson (American Zoologist)
We need not be afraid to touch, to feel, to show emotion. The easiest thing in the world is to be what you are, what you feel. The hardest thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.
—Leo Buscaglia (American Motivational Speaker)
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
—Denis Diderot (French Philosopher, Writer)
Positive thinking is hard. Worth it, though.
—Seth Godin (American Entrepreneur)