To judge the real importance of an individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce.Peter de Gaston Levis
He that speaketh against his own reason speaks against his own conscience, and therefore it is certain that no man serves God with a good conscience who serves him against his reason.Jeremy Taylor
Nothing recedes like success.Walter Winchell
I don't like work... but I like what is in work -- the chance to find yourself. Your own reality -- for yourself, not for others -- which no other man can ever know.Joseph Conrad
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals 1929 ch. 5
I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.Percy Bysshe Shelley
Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
The worst thing that can be said of the most powerful is that they can take your life but the same thing can be said of the most weak.
Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerably amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and convince his employer that he is going at a good price.