Jean Jacques Rousseau quotes

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. ― Jean Jacques Rousseau. There are always four sides to a story: your side, their side, the truth and what really happened. ― Jean Jacques Rousseau. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer. His political philosophy influenced the…

Bertrand Russell quotes

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. ― Bertrand Russell Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ― Bertrand Russell My desire…

George MacDonald quotes

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. ― George MacDonald There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. ― George MacDonald George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian…

Isaac Newton quotes

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. ― Isaac Newton. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being… This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as…

Miyamoto Musashi quotes

1. Accept everything just the way it is. 2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. 3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling. 4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. 5. Be detached from desire your whole life long. 6. Do not regret what you have done.…

Octavio Paz quotes

Deserve your dream. Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. ― Octavio Paz. At times poetry is the vertigo of bodies and the vertigo of speech and the vertigo of death; the walk with eyes closed along the edge of the cliff, and the verbena in submarine…

May Sarton quotes

I can tell you that solitude Is not all exaltation, inner space Where the soul breathes and work can be done. Solitude exposes the nerve, Raises up ghosts. The past, never at rest, flows through it. ― May Sarton. May Sarton was the pen name of Eleanore Marie Sarton, a Belgian-American poet, novelist and memoirist.…

Persistence quotes collection

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ― Calvin Coolidge Persistence is a necessary part…