Aristotle Well begun is half done.
Pierre Corneille When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.
Michel de Montaigne When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Thomas Carlye No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad.
Publilius Syrus An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
Tom Morris The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
Luis Bunuel Nothing would disgust me more, morally, than receiving an Oscar.
Maurice Sendak There must be more to life than having everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson When you strike at a king, you must kill him.
Confucius When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Titus Maccius Plautus It well becomes a young man to be modest.
James A. Garfield A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.
Peter Minard Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Saint Augustine This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
Napoleon Bonaparte History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Denis Diderot Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Confucius What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others.
Mark Twain Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction.
Alfred Tennyson Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
M. C. Escher What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
Rosilind Russell When something (an affliction) happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
Simone Weil All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Phaedrus, Fables To add insult to injury.
Thomas Jefferson In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Lloyd George The finest eloquence is that which gets things done; the worst is that which delays them.