Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Monday, June 11, 2012


Whatever you do, do with all your might. ~ Cicero

When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
~ Rousseau

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. 
~ John Locke 

All things deteriorate in time. ~ Virgil

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Descartes 

Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. ~ Marcus Aurelius 


You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~ Rousseau

No one is laughable who laughs at himself. ~ Seneca

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle

It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. ~ Thomas Hobbes

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. ~ Marcus Aurelius

 Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. ~ Aristotle

You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~ Rousseau

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Seneca

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it. ~ Seneca

 By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man. ~ Kant

A man of courage is also full of faith. ~ Cicero 

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. 
~ Epictetus 

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. ~ Cicero 

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ~ William James

You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. ~ Marcus Aurelius 


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