When I can look Life in the eyes, Grown calm and very coldly wise, Life will have given me the Truth, And taken in exchange---my youth.
Sara Teasdale, poet (1884-1933 )
Speaking of ranking the various disciplines --Politicians think they are Economists. Economists think they are Social Scientists. Social Scientists think they are Psychologists. Psychologists think they are Biologists. Biologists think they are Organic Chemists. Organic Chemists think they are Physical Chemists. Physical Chemists think they are Physicists. Physicists think they are Mathematicians. Mathematicians think they are God. God .... ummm.. so happens that God is an Astronomer.
Vinay L. Kashyap, astronomer ( )
The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.
L. Ron Hubbard, science fiction author who later started the Church of Scientology (1911-1986)
One should count each day a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (BCE 3-65 CE )
To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy.
Hippocrates, physician (460-c.377 BCE )
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus, philosopher (c. 540-470 BCE )
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers, ( )
Thank everyone who calls out your faults, your anger, your impatience, your egotism; do this consciously, voluntarily.
Jean Toomer, poet and novelist (1894-1967 )
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 )