One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
Martin Luther King, Jr., statesman, Nobel laureate (1929-1968 )
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
Marcus Aurelius, philosopher (121-180 )
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Gerry Spence, lawyer (1929- )
Oh, threats of hell and hopes of paradise! / One thing at least is certain -- this life flies; / One thing is certain, and the rest is lies; / The flower that once has blown forever dies.
Omar Khayyam, poet, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, and physician (1048-1131 )
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Jascha Heifetz, violinist (1901-1987 )
Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence.