A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
- Stefan Zweig
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
- Norman Vincent Peale
If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
- William James
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
- Maurice Freehill
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
- Thomas Wolfe
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts... take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
- Robert Alden
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
- Dr. Samuel Johnson
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
- Woody Allen
The measure of success is not whether you have tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
- Abraham Maslow
We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.
- David Weatherford
Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
- Langston Hughes