There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela, activist, south African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918 )
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams, photographer (1902-1984 )
We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others.
Blaise Pascal, philosopher and mathematician (1623-1662)
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Harper Lee, writer (b. 1926)
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899 )
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth, ( )
In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert, novelist (1821-1880 )
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.