Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone.
—Russell Hoban (American Author)
Man needs more to be reminded than instructed.
—Samuel Johnson (British Essayist)
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
—Cicero (Roman Philosopher)
Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
—Anne Mccaffrey (American Science Fiction Author)
He who hunts two hares leaves one and loses the other.
Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.
—Dag Hammarskjold (Swedish Statesman)
The future struggles against being mastered.
There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
—Olive Schreiner (South African Novelist, Feminist)
Introspect daily, detect diligently, negate ruthlessly.
—Swami Chinmayananda (Indian Hindu Spiritual Teacher)
If I had followed my better judgment always, my life would have been a very dull one.
—Edgar Rice Burroughs (American Novelist)
Say not that this or that thing came to thwart you; it only came to test you.
—Muriel Strode (American Author, Businesswoman)
The road to a friend’s house is never long.
The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.
—Kate Millet (American Feminist, Writer, Sculptor)
We go on fancying that each person is thinking of us, but they are not; they are like the rest of us—they are thinking of themselves.
—Charles Reade (British Author)
Life holds so much—so much to be happy about always. Most people ask for happiness on conditions. Happiness can be felt only if you don’t set conditions.
—Arthur Rubinstein (American Pianist)
This world is so full of care and sorrow that it is a gracious debt we owe to one another to discover the bright crystals of delight hidden in somber circumstances and irksome tasks.
—Helen Keller (American Author)