How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
Spanish proverb, ()
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE )
By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education. ... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments.
Russell Baker, columnist and author (1925- )
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- )
If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied.
Rudyard Kipling, author, Nobel laureate (1865-1936 )
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Lin Yutang, writer and translator (1895-1976)
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )
What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.
Christopher Hitchens, author and journalist (b. 1949 )
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change;the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward, college administrator, writer (1921-1994 )