Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.
—Rick Steves (American Travel Writer, Entrepreneur)
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
—Thomas Aquinas (Italian Catholic Priest)
For all men being originally equals, no one by birth could have a right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others for ever.
—Thomas Paine (American Nationalist)
There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd.
—Charlotte Bronte (English Novelist, Poet)
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation more than its wealth
—Dwight D. Eisenhower (American Head of State)
Many men are like unto sausages: Whatever you stuff them with, that they will bear in them.
—Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian Novelist)
Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.
—Charles Baudelaire (French Poet)
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning
—Maya Angelou (American Poet)
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
—George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) (English Novelist)
We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.
—Sharon Stone (American Actor)
All men are my children. As for my own children I desire that they may be provided with all the welfare and happiness of this world and of the next, so do I desire for all men as well.
—Ashoka (Emperor of India, Patron of Buddhism)
Time is like river. You can’t touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.
—Swami Vivekananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away; than what it leaves behind.
—William Wordsworth (English Poet)
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
—Lin Yutang (Chinese Author, Philologist)
Pain is life—the sharper, the more evidence of life.
—Charles Lamb (British Essayist, Poet)