Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Schulz, cartoonist (1922-2000 )
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience
-George Sand, novelist (1804-1876))
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus, philosopher (c. 540-470 BCE )
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, nobelis (1875-1965 )
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd us president (1882-1945 )
Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
Agatha Christie, author (1890-1976 )
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 )
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 )
Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )
When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong.