If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

A tree that is unbending is usually broken.

Loa Tzu

A minority is powerless while it conforms to the majority.

Henry David Thoreau

A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

Siddhārtha Gautama

City life is millions of people being lonesome together.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Heroes are often the most ordinary of men.

Henry David Thoreau

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are.

Henry David Thoreau

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Andre Gide

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Albert Einstein

A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.

Roman Payne

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Albert Einstein

When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Alexandre Dumas

Be it life or death, we crave only reality.

Henry David Thoreau

Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Edwin Hubble

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

Henry David Thoreau

Lose the world, get lost in it, and find your soul.

Henry David Thoreau

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

Henry David Thoreau

No, I'm not a good shot, but I shoot often.

Theodore Roosevelt

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

Henry David Thoreau