Quotes on life


I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. (Plato's Apology)

~ Socrates

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

~ Joseph Addison

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

~ Arnold Glasgow

What's the earth With all its art, verse, music, worth - Compared with love, found, gained, and kept

~ Robert Browning

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

~ Ayn Rand

Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason,Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise foundress of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

~ Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.

~ Vladimir Nabokov

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

~ Chinese Proverb

The state exists for man, not man for the state. The same may be said of science. These are old phrases, coined by people who saw in human individuality the highest human value. I would hesitate to repeat them, were it not for the ever recurring danger that they may be forgotten, especially in these days of organization and stereotypes.

~ Albert Einstein

I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.

~ Jane Austen

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