MAN. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be

Ambrose Bierce

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth

Mahatma Gandhi

I now want to know all things under the sun, and the moon, too. For all things are beautiful in themselves, and become more beautiful when known to man. Knowledge is Life with wings

Kahlil Gibran

When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity

Dale Carnegie

The sun will set without thy assistance

The Talmud

It's a sign of your own worth sometimes if you are hated by the right people

Miles Franklin

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow


Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours

Richard Bach

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom

Baltasar Gracián

What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm. It brings men together in crowds and mobs in bar-rooms and elsewhere, but it does not deserve the name of virtue

Henry David Thoreau