The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he ever earned. It’s the man who still has his best friend.
—Martha Mason (American Memoirist)
The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
—John Major (British Head of State)
Nothing is impossible for those who act after wise counsel and careful thought.
—The Thirukkural (Indian Tamil Literary Classic)
Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.
—Dorothy Day (American Journalist Reformer)
It’s afterwards you realize that the feeling of happiness you had with a man didn’t necessarily prove that you loved him.
—Marguerite Duras (French Novelist, Playwright)
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
—Baha’u’llah (Persian Religious Leader)
Science is all those things which are confirmed to such a degree that it would be unreasonable to withhold one’s provisional consent.
—Stephen Jay Gould (American Paleontologist)
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
—Giuseppe Mazzini (Italian Revolutionary)
I could prove God statistically.
—George Gallup (American Statistician)
Life flows on within you and without you.
—George Harrison (English Singer)
Intuition isn’t mystical.
—James D. Watson (American Biologist)
Our culture has become something that is completely and utterly in love with its parent. It’s become a notion of boredom that is bought and sold, where nothing will happen except that people will become more and more terrified of tomorrow, because the new continues to look old, and the old will always look cute.
—Malcolm Mclaren (British Impresario, Musician)
Thou shalt not get found out is not one of God’s commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.
—Leonard Bacon (American Preacher, Writer)
Half uttered praise is to the curious mind, as to the eye half veiled beauty is more precious than the whole.
—Joanna Baillie (Scottish Dramatist, Poet)
Life is a means of extracting fiction.
—Robert Stone (American Novelist)
Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
—Karel Capek (Czech Novelist)