It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into
Jonathan Swift, satirist (1667-1745)
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )
Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
Marcus Aurelius, philosopher (121-180 )
Moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.
Kurt Vonnegut, jr., writer (1922- )
It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.
Julie Burchill, writer and journalist (b. 1959)
A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945 )
We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'
Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986 )
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens van der Post, explorer and writer (1906-1996 )
Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987 )
We who cut mere stones must always be envisioning cathedrals.