Now understand me well—it is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892 )
We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
Thomas Jefferson, third us president, architect and author (1743-1826 )
Only the madman is absolutely sure.
Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007 )
A man said to the universe: "Sir I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation."
Stephen Crane, writer (1871-1900 )
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, nobelis (1875-1965 )
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )
There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784 )
Not all those that wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist (1892-1973 )
Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him.