Quotes on excellence


Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Strike from mankind the principle of faith and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.

~ Mark Beltaire

We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it.

~ Will Rogers

A wise man ought always to follow the paths beaten by great men, and to imitate those who have been supreme, so that if his ability does not equal theirs, at least it will savor of it. Let him act like the clever archers who, designing to hit the mark which yet appears too far distant, and knowing the limits to which the strength of their bow attains, take aim much higher than the mark, not to reach by their strength or arrow to so great a height, but to be able with the aid of so high an aim to hit the mark they wish to reach.

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

I hate mankind, for I think myself to be one of them, and I know how bad I am.

~ Samuel Johnson

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.

~ Salvador Dali

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.

~ French Proverb

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled to concentrate to accept conflict and tension to be born everyday to feel a sense of self.

~ Erich Fromm

Now is the time for all good men to come to.

~ Walt Kelly

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