The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Aristotle ( 384 BC ~ 322 BC )
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
One swallow does not make a summer.
We make war that we may live in peace.
WPatience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
WThe ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
WIt is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
We are what we repeatedly do.For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
A friend is a second self.
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
Well begun is half done.
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.