If one does not fail at times, then one has not challenged himself.
—Ferdinand Porsche (Austrian Car Designer)
The great thing about people with intellectual disabilities is that they’re not people who discuss philosophy… What they want is fun and laughter, to do things together and fool around, and laughter is at the heart of community.
—Jean Vanier (French-Canadian Humanitarian)
Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.
—Joni Mitchell (Canadian Singer, Songwriter)
Wicked thoughts and worthless efforts gradually set their mark on the face, especially the eyes.
—Arthur Schopenhauer (German Philosopher)
Man is stark mad; he cannot make a flea, and yet he will be making gods by the dozens.
—Michel de Montaigne (French Essayist)
The origin of civilization is man’s determination to do nothing for himself which he can get done for him.
—H. C. Bailey (English Novelist)
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
—Barbara Jordan (American Educator, Politician)
For we must share, if we would keep, that blessing from above; ceasing to give, we cease to have; such is the law of love.
—Richard Chenevix Trench (Irish Archbishop, Poet)
The only people who attain power are those who crave for it.
—Erich Kastner (German Author)
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
—Carol Moseley Braun (American Politician)
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
For every poet it is always morning in the world; history a forgotten, insomniac night. The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world in spite of history.
—Derek Walcott (West Indian Poet)
Enough is often too much in our material world, but seldom enough in our material world.
—Bob Woodward (American Journalist)
Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions.
—James Callaghan (British Labour Statesman)
The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading, and exalt without inflating him.
—Charles Hodge (American Theologian)
There’s small Revenge in Words, but Words may be greatly revenged.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Founding Father, Inventor)
A fault confessed is half redressed.