Nothing is desperately important and the joy of life is just looking at it.
—Alec Guinness (English Actor)
You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches.
—Frank Deford (American Sportswriter)
Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things—with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
—Corazon Aquino (Filipino Stateswoman)
For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
—Janet Frame (New Zealand writer)
We must not seek happiness in peace, but in conflict.
—Paul Claudel (French Author, Dramatist)
I can see that you have a complex problem: it has a real and an imaginary part.
—John Tukey (American Statistician)
Stick with your own perception of yourself—living in your own world—and letting your reality, not the reality presented by other people or particular situations, control your performance.
—John Eliot (American Psychologist)
There must be more to life than having everything.
—Maurice Sendak (American Writer, Illustrator)
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.
—Doris Janzen Longacre (American Author)
I have never known a trader in philanthropy who was not wrong in his head or heart, somewhere or other.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (English Poet)
If you spend life trying to be good at everything you will never be great at anything.
—Tom Rath (American Consultant)
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
—Ruth Graham (American Christian Author)
Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts.
—Jose Saramago (Portuguese Novelist)
A successful person realizes his personal responsibility for self-motivation. He starts with himself because he possesses the key to his own ignition switch.
—Kemmons Wilson (American Entrepreneur)
Doubt is brother devil to despair.
—John Boyle O’Reilly (Irish-American Journalist)
Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am—not with what we know—but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored.
—John Glenn (American Astronaut)
Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
—Loretta Young (American Actress)
Envy is like a fly that passes all a body’s sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.
—George Chapman (English Poet, Playwright)