Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by English authors
"The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs,
which are brief and pithy"
"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities"
"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens"
"On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows, In every rill a sweet instruction flows"
"Silence does not always mark wisdom"
"Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours"
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible"
"Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind"
"The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom"
"I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them"
"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart"
"How prone to doubt, how cautious are the wise!"
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool"
"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas"
"Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!"
"Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment"
"To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science"
"A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding"
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants"
"I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way"
"A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places"
"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity"
"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her"
"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age"
"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport"
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