Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork--reading, writing, thinking--can.
-- Helen Gurley Brown
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai Stevenson
Just two things are necessary for success in this life: One is a sense of purpose and the other is a touch of madness.
-- John Harricharan
The world is a comedy to those who think and a tragedy to those who feel.
-- Horace Walpole
He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
-- Samuel T. Coleridge
He that does good to another does good also to himself, not only in the consequence but in the very act. For the consequences of well-doing is in itself ample reward.
Nature attains perfection, but a man never does. There is a perfect ant, a perfect bee, but man is perpetually unfinished. He is both an unfinished animal and an unfinished man. It is this incurable unfinishedness which sets man apart from other living things for, in the attempt to finish himself, man becomes a creator. Moreover, the incurable unfinishedness keeps man perpetually immature, perpetually capable of learning and growth.
-- Eric Hoffer
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
-- Coco Chanel
We become what we are largely because the world agrees with what we say we are.
-- Linda Gottlieb and Carole Hyatt
You can always be robbed of what you have, but not of what you are.
-- Persian Proverb
The power to stand alone is worth acquiring at the expense of much sorrowful solitude.
-- George Bernard Shaw
Talent is born in silence but character is born in the struggle of life.
-- German Proverb
Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
-- Native American saying
Lecturer, entrepreneur and MBA business consultant, John Harricharan is the author of the award-winning book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat." Spiritual Simplicity The Real Secret http://www.spiritual-simplicity.com/