Quotes on life


The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.

~ Chinese Proverb

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

~ Albert Einstein

Whatever happens at all happens as it should thou wilt find this true, if thou shouldst watch closely.

~ Henry Adams

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

~ Mortimer Adler

The barb in the arrow of childhood suffering is this its intense loneliness, its intense ignorance.

~ Akhenaton

For that's what a woman, a mother wants -- to teach her children to take an interest in life. She knows it's safer for them to be interested in other people's happiness than to believe in their own.

~ Athenus

In producers, loafing is productive and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.

~ Jacques Martin Barzun

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in this business. You've got to keep on working that talent. Someday I'll reach for it and it won't be there.

~ Irving

There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.

~ Mary Bertone

In great affairs men show themselves as they wish to be seen in small things they show themselves as they are.

~ Nicholas Chamfort

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