Abdul Qadeer Khan
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Corrie Ten Boom
James Lane Allen
Jerry B. Jenkins
Linda M. Godwin
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes by Romanian authors
"Ennui is the echo in us of time tearing itself apart"
"By all evidence we are in the world to do nothing"
"A people represents not so much an aggregate of ideas and theories as of obsessions"
"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"
"Everything is pathology, except for indifference"
"The Universal view melts things into a blur"
"In a republic, that paradise of debility, the politician is a petty tyrant who obeys the laws"
"I'm simply an accident. Why take it all so seriously?"
"I have no nationality - the best possible status for an intellectual"
"Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off"
"Criticism is a misconception: we must read not to understand others but to understand ourselves"
"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires"
"A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech"
"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"