The more I think about it, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
– Vincent van Gogh
We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.
– Thomas Fuller
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
– Herbert Agar
There can be no excess to love, to knowledge, to beauty, when these attributes are considered in the purest sense.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do.
– Lin Yutang
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
– Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one’s eyes.
– George Sand
Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters.
– Victor Hugo
Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honor, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out
by good means.
No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
– George Jean Nathan
Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here
and there, in the course of ages, an individual has stood
up and cast his shadow over the world.
– E. H. Chapin