Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, novelist (1821-1881 )
Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
Heinrich Heine, poet, journalist, and essayist (1797-1856)
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, nobelis (1875-1965 )
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus, philosopher (c. 540-470 BCE )
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 )
You only have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power -- he's free again.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008 )
No amount of belief makes something a fact.
James Randi, magician and skeptic ((b. 1928) )
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Edward R. Murrow, journalist (1908-1965 )
My greatest skill has been to want but little.
Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862 )
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)