Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors.
—Norman Cousins (American Journalist)
The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds.
—Oliver Sacks (British Neurologist, Writer)
Facts are stubborn things.
—Alain-Rene Lesage (French Novelist, Dramatist)
Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.
—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russian Novelist)
Our sweat and our blood have fallen on this land to make other men rich. The pilgrimage is a witness to the suffering we have seen for generations.
—Cesar Chavez (American Labor Leader)
That’s what life is, just one learning experience after another, and when you’re through with all the learning experiences you graduate and what you get for a diploma is, you die.
—Frederik Pohl (American Author)
Boyhood is distracted for years with precepts of grammar that are infinitely prolix, perplexed and obscure.
—John Amos Comenius (Czech Educator)
The supreme crime of the church to-day is that everywhere and in all its operations and influences it is on the side of sloth of mind; that it banishes brains, it sanctifies stupidity, it canonizes incompetence.
—Upton Sinclair (American Novelist, Social Reformer)
Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.
—Dee Hock (American Businessman)
No matter how cynical we become, it’s never enough to keep up.
—Lily Tomlin (American Comedy Actress)
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
Love is the silent conversation between two hearts.
—Paramahansa Yogananda (Indian Hindu Mystic)
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
—Quintilian (Roman Rhetorician, Literary Critic)
Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired.
—Jonathan Swift (Irish Satirist)