Intrigue is a court distemper.
—Dorothee Luzy Dotinville (French Dancer, Actress)
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
—John Locke (English Philosopher)
Wonders are many, and none is more wonderful than man; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy wind, making a path under surges that threaten to engulf him…
—Sophocles (Ancient Greek Dramatist)
Great thoughts are nourishment for our soul. If you do not have such thoughts of your own, you can always borrow them from some of the great ones of humanity.
—Dada J. P. Vaswani (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
You can’t base your life on other people’s expectations.
—Stevie Wonder (American Singer, Songwriter)
People feel at home with low moral standards. It is scruples that put them off.
—Anita Brookner (English Novelist, Art Historian)
Memory is the thread of personal identity, history of public identity.
—Richard Hofstadter (American Historian)
The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish.
—Evelyn Waugh (British Novelist, Satirist)
Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries.
—Richard Nixon (American Head of State)
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
—J. M. Barrie (Scottish Novelist)
The disesteem and contempt of others is inseparable from pride. It is hardly possible to overvalue ourselves but by undervaluing our neighbors.
—Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (English Statesman, Historian)
Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one’s aim.
—John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (American Philanthropist)
Inner peace is important, but I have always felt that living a daily life with peace is the end. So in reality individual peace and global peace are not separate. They are one and the same.
—Ela Bhatt (Indian Labor Activist)
Seeing the full bosom of young maidens and their navel, do not fall a prey to maddening delusion. This is but a modification of flesh and fat. Think well thus in your mind again and again.
—Adi Shankaracharya (Indian Hindu Philosopher)
Your tears come easy , when you’re young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you’re old, and leaving it.
—Wilkie Collins (English Novelist, Playwright)