Whenever morality is based on theology, whenever right is made dependent on divine authority, the most immoral, unjust, infamous things can be justified and established.
Ludwig Feuerbach, philosopher (1804-1872 )
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas
Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)
To be nobody but myself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
E.E. Cummings, poet (1894-1962)
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
Charles Schulz, cartoonist (1922-2000 )
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown, writer (1944- )
May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back.
Rainer Maria Rilke, poet ( )
It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941 )
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )
The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists.