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 Romanian authors
"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"
"Woes and wonders of Power, that tonic hell, synthesis of poison and panacea"
"We derive our vitality from our store of madness"
"We define only out of despair, we must have a formula... to give a facade tot he void"
"The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster"
"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us"
"Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness"
"It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late"
"Each concession we make is accompanied by an inner diminution of which we are not immediately conscious"
"Anyone who speaks in the name of others is always an imposter"
"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"
"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"
"You are done for - a living dead man - not when you stop loving but stop hating. Hatred preserves: in it, in its chemistry, resides the mystery of life"
"Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone"
"Truths begin by a conflict with the police - and end by calling them in"
"My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn. How comfortable one is among murderers"
"Glory - once achieved, what is it worth?"
"Every thought derives from a thwarted sensation"