- In the depth of winter I finally learned there was in me invincible summer.
-- Albert Camus
- The greater the obstacle, the more the glory in overcoming it.
- When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
-- Charles A. Beard
- Man - despite his artistic pretensions, his sophitication, and his many accomplishments - owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
- Character is doing what is right when no one is looking.
-- J.C. Watts
- If you don't hear opportunity knocking, find another door.
- Many things are lost for want of asking.
-- English Proverb
- Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
-- Henry Miller
- A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
-- Chinese Proverb
- Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
-- Jean Sibelius
- Age only matters when one is ageing. Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might just as well be twenty.
-- Pablo Picasso
- We are what we repeatly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
- The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
-- Benjamin Franklin
- It is not important what you believe, only that you believe.
- There is no end to what you can accomplish if (or when) you don't care who gets the credit.
-- Florence Luscomb
- I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
-- Bernard Baruch
- The difference between perseverace and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
- The reverse side also has a reverse side.
-- Japanese Proverb
- Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
- The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein
- Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
-- Erica Jong
- Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
-- Henry Ford
- It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our
power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.
-- C. W. Leadbeater
- The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
-- Eden Phillpotts
- Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
-- Chief Seattle
- Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
-- William Ellery Channing
- I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at,
what I see and what it means.
-- Joan Didion
- Good writing is like a windowpane.
-- George Orwell
- Nothing fails like success.
-- Gerald Nachman
- Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Finds us further than to-day.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Spirit is the real and eternal;
matter is the unreal and temporal.
-- Mary Baker Eddy