Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus, philosopher (c. 540-470 BCE )
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
Nelson Mandela, activist, south African president, Nobel laureate (b. 1918 )
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945 )
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth, ( )
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955 )
Do I believe God is going to take away my illness when he turned an entirely deaf ear to the six million Jews who went into the gas chambers?
Karen Armstrong, author (1944- )
This world is divided roughly into three kinds of nations: those that spend lots of money to keep their weight down; those whose people eat to live; and those whose people don't know where their next meal is coming from.
David S. Landes, author, professor of economics and history (1924- )
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.