April 21, 2014

David Hume: On the...

On the theory of the soul's mortality, the inferiority of women's capacity is easily accounted for: Their domestic life requires no higher faculties either of mind or body. This circumstance vanishes and becomes absolutely insignificant, on the religious theory: The one sex has an equal task to perform as the other: Their powers of reason and resolution ought also to have been equal, and both of them infinitely greater than at present.
/David Hume/

April 20, 2014

Thomas Jefferson: I never...

I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.
/Thomas Jefferson/

April 18, 2014

Walt Disney: I always...

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
/Walt Disney/

April 17, 2014

Anna Quindlen: There is...

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one, and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.
/Anna Quindlen/

April 15, 2014

Fred Savage: I would...

I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on.
/Fred Savage/

April 14, 2014

Oprah Winfrey: The big...

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
/Oprah Winfrey/

Dag Hammarskjöld: There is...

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
/Dag Hammarskjöld/

Janos Kadar: I ask...

I ask every Communist individually to set an example, by deeds and without pretense, a real example worthy of a man and a Communist, in restoring order, starting normal life, in resuming work and production, and in laying the foundations of an ordered life.
/Janos Kadar/

April 13, 2014

Taylor Caldwell: Learning should...

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.
/Taylor Caldwell/

April 09, 2014

Lev Tolstoy: Art is...

Art is not a pleasure, a solace, or an amusement; art is great matter. Art is an organ of human life, transmitting man's reasonable perception into feeling. In our age the common religious perception of men is the consciousness of the brotherhood of man-we know that the well-being of man lies in the union with his fellow men. True science should indicate the various methods of applying this consciousness to life. Art should transform this perception into feeling.The task of art is enormous. Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion, that peaceful co-operation of man is now obtained by external means-by law courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspection, etc.-should be obtained by man's free and joyous activity. Art should cause violence to be set aside. And it is only art that can accomplish this.
/Lev Tolstoy/

Frederic William Farrar: But in...

But in the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
/Frederic William Farrar/

April 08, 2014

Charlton Heston: You can...

You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
/Charlton Heston/

April 06, 2014

George Eliot: The golden...

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
/George Eliot/

Francis Bacon: Choose the...

Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
/Francis Bacon/

J. Andrew Helt: When life...

When life gives you lemons, please, just don't squirt them in other people's eyes.
/J. Andrew Helt/