A day’s impact is better than a month of dead pull.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (American Jurist, Author)
There is no dealing with great sorrow as if it were under the control of our wills. It is a terrible phenomenon, whose laws we must study, and to whose conditions we must submit, if we would mitigate it.
—Sheridan Le Fanu (Irish Novelist)
Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request.
—Arthur Helps (British Essayist, Historian)
Reason, sometimes, seems to me to be the faculty our soul possesses of understanding nothing about our body!
—Paul Valery (French Critic, Poet)
There are always people who will be better at something than you are. You have to learn to be a follower before you become a leader.
—Charlie Munger (American Investor, Philanthropist)
The theological systems of men and schools are always determined by the character of their ideal of Christ, the great central fact of the Christian system.
—Josiah Gilbert Holland (American Editor, Novelist)
Learn to use time, think of it as a friend, not an enemy. Don’t waste it in going after things you don’t want.
—Michael Korda (English-born Writer, Novelist)
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honourable, than that of teaching?
—Harriet Martineau (English Sociologist)
Anybody who says they’re not afraid of war is either a liar, or they’re crazy.
—H. Norman Schwarzkopf (United States Army Officer)
The unjust distribution of goods persists, creating a situation of social sin that cries out to Heaven and limits the possibilities of a fuller life for so many of our brothers.
—Pope Francis (Argentinean Catholic Religious Leader)
All men wish to have truth on their side: but few to be on the side of truth.
—Richard Whately (English Philosopher, Theologian)
The historian of science may be tempted to exclaim that when paradigms change, the world itself changes with them.
—Thomas S. Kuhn (American Philosopher)