Quotes on life


Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The years teach much which the days never knew.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.

~ Harry Firestone

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.

~ William James

Humore is an affirmation of man's dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

~ Romain Cary

It was the same with those old birds in Greece and Rome as it is now. The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

~ Harry S Truman

There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.

~ Salvador Dali

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon. Which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to.

~ Franklin P. Jones

For 'tis the sport to have the engineer Hoist with his own petard...

~ William Shakespeare

Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.

~ Samuel Johnson

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