Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
- Leo Tolstoy
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
- Oscar Wilde
The essence of the offering is that it be analogous to the sin, and that a man offer to God his desires and passions, for this is more acceptable than all.
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it…
- George Bernard Shaw
The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it.
- Karl Marx
We need such a heart that is serious like the sea and generous like the sky.
- Swami Vivekananda
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau
One of the great discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find that he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
- Henry Ford
The extent to which you depend on the capabilities of your own mind or on the
external knowledge and situation to resolve any issue, shows how deep a mind
you dwell in.
- Deep Trivedi
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet