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
Famous quotes by Critics
"The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart"
"Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week"
"A wise traveler never despises his own country"
"You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world"
"It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse"
"Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration"
"There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love"
"The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings"
"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much"
"Some one is generally sure to be the sufferer by a joke"
"It is better to be able neither to read nor write than to be able to do nothing else"
"A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions"
"A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could"
"We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts"
"Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do"
"No truly great person ever thought themselves so"
"Man is a make-believe animal: he is never so truly himself as when he is acting a part"
"Learning is its own exceeding great reward"
"I'm not smart, but I like to observe. Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why"
"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts"
"Fame is the inheritance not of the dead, but of the living. It is we who look back with lofty pride to the great names of antiquity"
"Everything is in motion. Everything flows. Everything is vibrating"
"Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality"
"Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own"
"We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it"
"To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead"
"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind"
"Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows: they take breath but are not alive"
"The way to get on in the world is to be neither more nor less wise, neither better nor worse than your neighbours"
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