The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers, ( )
I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others.
Marcus Aurelius, philosopher (121-180 )
I have lost all sense of home, having moved about so much. It means to me now--only that place where the books are kept.
John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968 )
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870 )
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
Douglas Adams, satirist (1952-2001 )
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 )
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd us president (1882-1945 )
Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.