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.
Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength. - Ralph W. Sockman
Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. - Alexander Graham Bell
I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist. - Billy Joel
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
- Rosalyn Carter
The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts, but of values."
- William Ralph Inge
Our lives are books, written in our own blood on the tattered pages of time. - Ryan K. Miller I
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. - Mark Twain
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future. - Stephen Ambrose
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget. - G. Randolf
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another. - Luciano de Crescenzo
The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. - Henri-Frederic Ameil
Education is more than filling a child with facts. It starts with posing questions. - D.T. Max
A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. - Dave Meurer
The less their ability, the more their conceit. - Ahad HaAm
It is said that if there were no darkness in the world, it would not be possible to see the light; if this is the case, starlight is all the more rich for its illumination of the night sky. - Scott Fowler
The best way to get people to think out of the box is not to create the box in the first place. - Martin Cooper
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. - George Bernard Shaw
Take away love, and our earth is a tomb. - Robert Browning
It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. - Michael J. Fox
I hold you close today for fear off losing you tomorrow.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived. - Captain Jean-Luc Picard
The incomparable beauty of life is not discovered with the eyes or the mind, but with the soul. - George Webster Douglas
In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. - Carl Sagan
If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy and colourful and lively. - Mel Brooks