The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
Italian proverb, ( )
Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )
They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626 )
What is to give light must endure burning
Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997)
In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
This world is divided roughly into three kinds of nations: those that spend lots of money to keep their weight down; those whose people eat to live; and those whose people don't know where their next meal is coming from.
David S. Landes, author, professor of economics and history (1924- )
There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706 )
Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784 )
The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.