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
"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"
"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"
"We are born to Exist, not to know, to be, not to assert ourselves"
"The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility"
"Sperm is a bandit in its pure state"
"Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it"
"So long as man is protected by madness - he functions - and flourishes"
"No one recovers from the disease of being born, a deadly wound if there ever was one"
"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil"
"If, at the limit, you can rule without crime, you cannot do so without injustices"
"I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers"
"Chaos is rejecting all you have learned, chaos is being yourself"
"Ambition is a drug that makes its addicts potential madmen"
"A marvel that has nothing to offer, democracy is at once a nation's paradise and its tomb"
"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"