As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
-- Thomas Jefferson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox
If you want to know the secret of life, learn with enthusiasm and love with all of your heart.
-- Debasish Mridha, The Secret of Secrets
Knowledge shall set the mind free.
-- Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality
I believe in love the verb, not the noun.
-- Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
Is there anyone that knows the absolute truth?
-- Sorin Cerin, La's Orchestra Saves the World
It was like being leaned on by a very heavy, warm brick. A sexy brick.
-- Patricia Briggs, Iron Kissed
Whoever has money would have realized that it doesn’t bring happiness
-- Sunday Adelaja, By Your Side
Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination
-- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Rules of Civility
The Way is not in the sky; the Way is in the heart.
-- Gautama Buddha, The Truth About Forever
A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
-- Italo Calvino, The Uses of Literature
...there ain't no journey what don't change you some.
-- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
Sometimes wisdom came from strange places, even from giant teenaged goldfish.
-- Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena
Don't nourish your fears more than you nourish your hopes.
-- Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
The great lie is like a sword that has been thrust into the heart of humankind.
-- Compton Gage, Maybe Someday
Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
-- Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
-- Pablo Picasso, Rory O'More
Don’t just wish you were rich, use Cosmic Ordering.
-- Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering Guide
Soul meets soul on lovers lips.
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Shadow Rising
HOBBES: Virtue needs some cheaper thrills.
-- Bill Watterson, The Lovely Bones