Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
Henry Ward Beecher
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"
"Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system"
"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"
"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one"
"An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes"
"Even though work stops, expenses run on"
"We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue"
"True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long"
"Nothing stands out so conspicuously, or remains so firmly fixed in the memory, as something which you have blundered"
"The nobler a man, the harder it is for him to suspect inferiority in others"
"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started"
"According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another"
"Ability without honor is useless"
"A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others"
"A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him"
"A man of courage is also full of faith"
"A home without books is a body without soul"
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