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 Roman authors
"We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory"
"I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me"
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly"
"As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind"
"Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end"
"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one"
"Even though work stops, expenses run on"
"Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system"
"An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes"
"Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses"
"If you have overcome your inclination and not been overcome by it, you have reason to rejoice"
"Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend"
"Wisdom is not attained by years, but by ability"
"There's no such thing, you know, as picking out the best woman: it's only a question of comparative badness, brother"
"A contented mind is the best source for trouble"
"As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved"
"Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error"
"Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error"
"An unjust peace is better than a just war"
"All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief"
"Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks in great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself"
"Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift?"
"Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator"
"Brevity is a great charm of eloquence"
"Before beginning, plan carefully"
"When you are aspiring to the highest place, it is honorable to reach the second or even the third rank"
"Whatever you do, do with all your might"
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