“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ” ? Lewis Carroll “Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. ” ? Voltaire “Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men’s opinions of us, forms our true honor. ” ? Friedrich von Schiller “Alas, Siddhartha, I see you suffering, but you’re suffering a pain at which one would like to laugh, at which you’ll soon laugh for yourself. ” ? Hermann Hesse “Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth. ” ?
Arthur Schopenhauer “It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave” ? Fyodor Dostoevsky “But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. ” ? Mark Twain “Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies? ” ? Plato “Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it. ” ? Socrates “We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit” ? Aristotle “The world is mere change, and this life, opinion. ” ? Marcus Aurelius Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much” ? Blaise Pascal “I think; therefore I am” ? Rene Descartes “The question is not, “Can they reason? ” nor, “Can they talk? ” but rather, “Can they suffer” ? Jeremy Bentham “Curiosity is the lust of the mind” ? Thomas Hobbes “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion” ? Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel “All wealth is the product of labor” ? John Locke “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals” ? Immanuel Kant