Truth cannot be memorized. Truth has to be discovered now, from moment to moment. It is always fresh, always new, always there for the still, innocent mind that has experienced life without needing to hold on to what has gone before.
—Barry Long (Australian Spiritual Teacher)
The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself.
—Ursula K. Le Guin (Science-fiction writer)
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
—Charles Mackay (Scottish Poet, Journalist)
He that spends more than he is worth spins a rope for his own neck.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
—Groucho Marx (American Actor)
Justice is the end of government. It is the end of civil society. It ever has been, and ever will be pursued, until it be obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit.
—James Madison (American Statesman, President)
Fear makes liars of us all.
—Carmen Maria Machado (American Author, Essayist)
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.
—Florence Scovel Shinn (American Spiritual Writer)
Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.
—Frank Harris (Irish Writer)
Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.
—Margaret Sanger (American Social Reformer)
One can present people with opportunities. One cannot make them equal to them.
—Rosamond Lehmann (English Novelist)
The optimism of a healthy mind is indefatigable.
—Margery Allingham (British Author)
Irony is a great help in helping to penetrate fraudulent language.
—Paul Fussell (American Historian)
In worrying about the future, I despoil the present; in my escape, I leave a true freedom behind.
—Peter Matthiessen (American Naturalist, Novelist)
I think that the consciousness of passion makes you act very differently.
—Pedro Almodovar (Spanish Filmmaker)
The only people who like rules are people who lack imagination.
—Simon Sinek (American Motivational Author)
The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
—Nancy Friday (American Feminist Author)