One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.
—Maya Angelou (American Poet)
Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery: he has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.
—G. K. Chesterton (English Journalist)
Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the non-performance of base ones.
—Aristotle (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
The superior man is aware of Righteousness, the inferior man is aware of advantage.
—Confucius (Chinese Philosopher)
All I want of the world is very little. I only want the best of everything, and there is so little of that.
—Michael Arlen (British Author)
He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.
If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.
—Daniel Berrigan (American Catholic Poet)
When you walk on a court, clear your mind of everything unrelated to the goal of playing the match as well as you can.
—Stan Smith (American Sportsperson)
One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.
—Alexander Fleming (Scottish Bacteriologist)
There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
—Johnny Unitas (American Football Player)
Don’t take anyone else’s definition of success as your own. (This is easier said than done.)
—Jacqueline Briskin (American Novelist)
Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony with it.
Our lives can only be lived forward and understood backwards. Living a life and understanding it occupy different dimensions.
—Hanif Kureishi (British Novelist, Screenwriter)
Great is peace, for it is to the world what yeast is to the dough.
—The Talmud (Sacred Text of the Jewish Faith)
The future is always beginning now.
—Mark Strand (American Poet, Essayist)
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.
—David Hockney (British Artist)