The truth test of a first rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), Writer
Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Writer
It is an endless and frivolous pursuit to act by any other rule than the care of satisfying our own minds in what we do.
Richard Steele (1672-1729), Writer
It’s never too late to be who you might have been.
George Elliot (1819-1880), Writer
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), Writer
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Writer
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard (1935-1996), Writer
Change your thoughts and you change the world.
Harold R. McAlindon, Writer
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain (1835-1910), Writer
Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Henry James (1843-1916), Writer
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Anna Quindlen, Writer
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
Nikki Giovanni, Poet
A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894), Physician and writer