Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Indian authors
"There is more to life than increasing its speed"
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ"
"Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along"
"There are always two forces warring against each other within us"
"The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience"
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind"
"There is an orderliness in the universe, there is an unalterable law governing everything and every being that exists or lives. It is no blind law; for no blind law can govern the conduct of living beings"
"Truth is exact correspondence with reality"
"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you"
"The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success"
"Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts"
"Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness"
"I think they quite like me when I work because I'm one of the safer directors to back, because even if my films don't bring their costs in back home, once they're shown outside of India they manage to cover the costs"
"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war"
"I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up"
"I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps"
"Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent"
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
"We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?"
"Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education"
"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart"
"Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being"
"I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill"
"Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point"
"Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself"
"No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive"
"My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him"
"Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment"
"Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress"
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