Success has made failures of many men.
Author: Cindy Adams
More will mean worse.
Author: Martin Amis (1949)
Profession: British Author
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.
Author: Marian Anderson (1902-1993)
Profession: American Contralto Concert and Opera Singer
The term up has no meaning apart from the word down. The term fast has no meaning apart from the term slow. In addition such terms have no meaning even when used together, except when confined to a very particular situation... most of our language about the organization and objective's of government is made up of such polar terms. Justice and injustice are typical. A reformer who wants to abolish injustice and create a world in which nothing but justice prevails is like a man who wants to make everything up. Such a man might feel that if he took the lowest in the world and carried it up to the highest point and kept on doing this, everything would eventually become up. This would certainly move a great many objects and create an enormous amount of activity. It might or might not be useful, according to the standards which we apply. However it would never result in the abolishment of down.
Author: Thurman W. Arnold
A man's own self is his friend. A man's own self is his foe.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata
I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. [2 Timothy 4:7]
Only by pride comes contention; but, with the well-advised is wisdom. [Proverbs 13:10]
For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. [(Romans 7:19]
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is week. [Matthew 26:41]
You are at enmity with yourself.
Author: Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)
Profession: German Mystic
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
Profession: French General, Emperor
Reason and emotion are not antagonists. What seems like a struggle between two opposing ideas or values, one of which, automatic and unconscious, manifests itself in the form of a feeling.
Author: Nathaniel Branden
Profession: American Expert on Self-esteem, Author, Psychologist
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
Author: Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)
Profession: British Scientist, Author
The archenemy is the arch stupid!
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author
I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
Author: Giovani della Casa (1503-1556)
Profession: Papal Secretary of State