Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, philosopher (1844-1900 )
Old age deprives the intelligent man only of qualities useless to wisdom.
Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895 )
Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.
Arthur Koestler, novelist and journalist (1905-1983 )
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
Giacomo Leopardi, poet, essayist, and philosopher (1798-1837 )
Be humble for you are made of Earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.
Serbian proverb, ()
How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946 )
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Gilda Radner, actress and comedian (1946-1989 )
Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.
Agatha Christie, author (1890-1976 )
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience