I always say beauty is only sin deep.
—Saki (Hector Hugh Munro) (British Short Story Writer)
Only by standing on their shoulders can we build a better world, but we should use the wise as advisers, not masters.
—William Coperthwaite (American Builder, Designer)
There are as many paths to God as there are stars in the firmament, or pores in body; searching through any one of them a true seeker can find Him, feel satisfied and can sing his achievement.
—Malik Muhammad Jayasi (Indian Poet)
If a man coaches himself, then he has only himself to blame when he is beaten.
—Roger Bannister (British Athlete, Neurologist)
Personal information is increasingly used to enforce standards of behavior. Information processing is developing, therefore, into an essential element of long-term strategies of manipulation intended to mold and adjust individual conduct.
—Shoshana Zuboff (American Social Psychologist)
The most subtle flattery a woman can receive is that conveyed by actions, not by words.
—Suzanne Curchod (French-Swiss Salonist, Writer)
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
—Rick Warren (American Evangelical Pastor)
A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.
—Gloria Stuart (American Actress)
In what light soever we regard the Bible, whether with reference to revelation, to history, or to morality, it is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.
—John Quincy Adams (American Head of State)
The sage, who is living outside the routine of the world, contemplates his own character, not as an isolated ego manifestation, but in relation to the laws of life. He judges freedom from blame to be the highest good.
—I Ching (Ancient Chinese Divination Text)
Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.
—Basil King (Canadian Clergyman)
The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up.
—Dorothy Day (American Journalist Reformer)
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
—Marilyn French (American Feminist Author)
One of the grandest things in having rights is that though they are your rights you may give them up.
—George MacDonald (Scottish Poet, Novelist)
The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
—Waid Vanderpoel (American Financier, Conservationist)