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"
"Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room"
"We often choose a friend as we do a mistress - for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love"
"To think ill of mankind and not wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue"
"Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal"
"Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!"
"Dr. Johnson was a lazy learned man who liked to think and talk better than to read or write; who, however, wrote much and well, but too often by rote"
"Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses"
"Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape"
"To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living"
"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases"
"The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy"
"The art of pleasing consists in being pleased"
"Rules and models destroy genius and art"
"One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect"
"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be"
"Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy"
"Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world"
"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food"
"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest"
"To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us"
"To a superior race of being the pretensions of mankind to extraordinary sanctity and virtue must seem... ridiculous"
"Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress"
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