Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
– Albert Einstein
It’s toughest to forgive ourselves. So it’s probably best to start with other people. It’s almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others, you really do get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
– Patty Duke
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
– George Washington
If the day and night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal — that is your success.
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
– Sophia Loren
I have found that sitting in a place that you have never sat before can be inspiring.
– Dodie Smith
Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
– Marion Howard
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
– John Wooden
I work daily to become a stronger and more self-aware person. I will be neither surprised nor afraid if and when my present world of beliefs and opinions comes tumbling down. This is both good and necessary. Then, on the cleared space, I can build a new self made of wisdom and quietude.
– Vernon Howard
“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
Friends are lost by calling often, and calling seldom.
– Scottish proverb
Liberty is one of the most precious gifts heaven has bestowed upon Man. No treasures the earth contains or the sea conceals can be compared to it. For liberty one can rightfully risk one’s life.
– Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 – 1616
Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why?
Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
– Marilyn French
Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
– Madame de Tencin