That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. ?James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987)
James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987 )
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- )
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928 )
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
Thomas Pynchon, writer (1937- )
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968 )
Most men resemble great deserted palaces: the owner occupies only a few rooms and has closed off wings where he never ventures.
François Mauriac, writer, Nobel laureate (11 Oct 1885-1970)
It is not life and wealth and power that enslave men, but the cleaving to life and wealth and power.
Buddha, (c. 563-483 BCE )
On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )
You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
James M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937 )