Errors of taste are very often the outward sign of a deep fault of sensibility.
—Jonathan Miller (English Stage Director)
Virtue is the first title of nobility.
—Moliere (French Playwright)
Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
—Carl Gustav Jung (Swiss Psychologist)
I think there is something, more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
—W. Clement Stone (American Self-help Guru)
Though we come and go, and pass into the shadows, where we leave behind us stories told—on paper, on the wings of butterflies, on the wind, on the hearts of others—there we are remembered, there we work magic and great change—passing on the fire like a torch—forever and forever. Till the sky falls, and all things are flawless and need no words at all.
—Tanith Lee (British Science Fiction Writer)
Many men build as cathedrals were built, the part nearest the ground finished; but that part which soars toward heaven, the turrets and the spires, forever incomplete.
—Henry Ward Beecher (American Protestant Clergyman)
Mankind must destroy anti-humanity before it becomes extinct itself.
—John Hersey (American Novelist, Journalist)
Money is a tool—know how much is enough.
—Brad Feld (American Entrepreneur, Investor)
Life is not to live, but to be well.
—Martial (Ancient Roman Latin Poet)
Loneliness is not cured by human company. Loneliness is cured by contact with reality.
—Anthony de Mello (Indian-born American Theologian)
Our own faults are those we are the first to detect, and the last to forgive, in others.
—Letitia Elizabeth Landon (English Poet, Novelist)
Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel.
—Ivan Turgenev (Russian Novelist, Playwright)