You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.
—Winston Churchill (British Head of State)
Do not talk about disgrace from a thing being known, when the disgrace is, that the thing should exist.
—William Faulkner (American Novelist)
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism.
—Harold S. Geneen (American Businessman)
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay “in kind” somewhere else in life.
—Anne Morrow Lindbergh (American Author, Aviator)
It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
—Agatha Christie (British Novelist)
Laws are always unstable unless they are founded on the manners of a nation; and manners are the only durable and resisting power in a people.
—Alexis de Tocqueville (French Historian, Political Scientist)
If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person’s place and to see things from his point of view—as well as your own.
—Henry Ford (American Businessperson)
A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
—Thucydides (Greek Historian)
Reality is not easy, but all this make-believe doesn’t make it easier.
—Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Dutch Politician, Activist)
A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (American Physician, Essayist)
The essence of repression lies simply in turning something away, and keeping it a distance from the conscious.
—Sigmund Freud (Austrian Psychiatrist)
Which of us that is thirty years old has not had his Pompeii? Deep under ashes lies the life of youth—the careless sport, the pleasure and passion, the darling joy.
—William Makepeace Thackeray (English Novelist)
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.
—Theodor Seuss Geisel (‘Dr. Seuss’) (American Children’s Books Writer)
Control your destiny or somebody else will.
—Jack Welch (American Businessperson)
Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals.
—T. E. Lawrence (British Soldier, Writer)