You get peace of mind not by thinking about it or imagining it, but by quietening and relaxing the restless mind.

© Remez Sasson

We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.

© Ralph Emerson

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Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson in 1857 Born (1803-05-25)May 25, 1803 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Died April 27, 1882(1882-04-27) (aged 78) Concord, Massachusetts, U.S. Alma mater Harvard Divinity Scho...

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

© Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg - Wikipedia
Carl Sandburg Sandburg in 1955 Born Carl August Sandburg[1] (1878-01-06)January 6, 1878 Galesburg, Illinois, U.S. Died July 22, 1967(1967-07-22) (aged 89) Flat Rock, North Carolina, U.S. Occupation...

By nature man hates change; seldom will he quit his old home till it has actually fallen around his ears.

© Thomas Carlyle

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Thomas Carlyle Born (1795-12-04)4 December 1795 Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Died 5 February 1881(1881-02-05) (aged 85) London, England Occupation Essayist, satirist, translator, historian,...

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.

© Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia
This is a Renaissance Florentine name. The name da Vinci is an indicator of birthplace, not a family name and the person is properly referred to by the given name Leonardo. Leonardo di ser Piero da...

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

© Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard - Wikipedia
Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary critici...

The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.

© John Dewey

John Dewey - Wikipedia
John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, Georgist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey ...

Fear of failure is one attitude that will keep you at the same point in your life.

© Byron Pulsifer