Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
James A. Baldwin
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
Quotes by Romanian authors
"Life creates itself in delirium and is undone in ennui"
"In every man sleeps a prophet, and when he wakes there is a little more evil in the world"
"Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself"
"God - a disease we imagine we are cured of because no one dies of it nowadays"
"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion"
"A civilization is destroyed only when its gods are destroyed"
"The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one"
"One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other"
"Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows"
"Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there"
"A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself"
"Who Rebels? Who rises in arms? Rarely the slave, but almost always the oppressor turned slave"
"We inhabit a language rather than a country"
"There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be"
"The mind is the result of the torments the flesh undergoes or inflicts upon itself"
"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth"
"The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death"
"One hardly saves a world without ruling it"
"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling"
"Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh"
"A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate"
"Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment"
"Tolerance - the function of an extinguished ardor - tolerance cannot seduce the young"
"Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth"
"Nothing proves that we are more than nothing"
"Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty"
"Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?"
"Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer, since we feel a constant need for them and invent them because there is no way of doing without them"
"If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot"