Dame Rose Macaulay It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
Charles Baudelaire It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Martin Luther Here stand I. I can do no other.
Henry David Thoreau I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Woody Allen More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Alfred North Whitehead An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Terry Pratchett The consensus seemed to be that if really large numbers of men were sent to storm the mountain, then enough might survive the rocks to take the citadel. This is essentially the basis of all military thinking.
Oswald Chambers Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.
Logan Pearsall Smith When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, Idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
J. K. Rowling When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
H. L. Mencken Wife: a former sweetheart.
Chinese Proverb With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Joseph Heller so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again.
H. L. Mencken Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell.
Madame de Stael Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.
Albert Einstein It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
Stephen R. Covey The way we see the problem is the problem.
Marie Henri Beyle One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
Alphonse Daulet Hatred - The anger of the weak.
Mahatma Gandhi We must become the change we want to see.
Fidel Castro The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Percy Bysshe Shelley The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance.
Thorstein Veblen The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
Hugo Von Hofmannsthal To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely.
William Shakespeare Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.