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The savage in man is never quite eradicated. Henry David Thoreau
There is prodigious strength in sorrow and despair. Charles Dickens
Barometer, n. An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having. Ambrose Bierce
Compared to what we ought to be, we are half awake. William James
My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. Oscar Wilde
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield. Quintilian
Dogs are a reflection of our own capacity to love and be loved unconditionally.
From politics, it was an easy step to silence. Jane Austen
The future influences the present just as much as the past. Friedrich Nietzsche
There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks. David Lloyd George
The lowest and vilest alleys of London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. Arthur Conan Doyle
Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful. William Shakespeare
Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation. Charles Baudelaire
Common sense is that which judges the things given to it by other senses. Leonardo da Vinci
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Euripides
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke
He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. Arthur Schopenhauer
Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will. Swami Vivekananda
Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. Benjamin Disraeli
Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love. William Shakespeare
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created. Albert Einstein
Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. Henry Ford
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. Abraham Lincoln
Simply the thing that I am shall make me live. William Shakespeare
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like. Will Rogers
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full. Marcel Proust
Innocence is always unsuspicious. Joseph Joubert
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. Jean de La Fontaine
Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face. Michel de Montaigne
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. Jonathan Swift
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas Alva Edison
Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. Henry David Thoreau
It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself rightly, then you are indeed a man of true wisdom. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Rabindranath Tagore
Your mindset is the key that unlocks the door to limitless possibilities. Choose optimism and believe in your potential.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind – intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect. D. H. Lawrence
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. George Sand
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear. Ben Jonson
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