Francis Bacon: If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Laozi: Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure.
Baruch Spinoza: Fear cannot be without some hope nor hope without some fear.
Bernard Baruch: Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
Benjamin Disraeli: Action may not always bring happiness … but there is no happiness without action.
Leonardo da Vinci: Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Havelock Ellis: Charm is a woman’s strength just as strength is a man’s charm.
Cicero: Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Confucius: The superior man is easy to serve, but difficult to please … The inferior man is difficult to serve, but easy to please.
Erich Fromm: Infantile love follows the principle: ‘I love because I am loved.’ Mature love follows the principle: ‘I am loved because I love.’ Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’
Alfred North Whitehead: The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Jefferson Davis: Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.