R. Stevens

R. Stevens

“Don’t get yourself arrested and make your day worse! If you need to vent, just smash something that’s already broken! You can’t get in trouble for wrecking the unsalvageable!”

H. L. Mencken

H. L. Mencken

“The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book…”

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.”

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

“The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.”

Friedrich von Schiller

Friedrich von Schiller

“Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.”

Michael Patrick King

Michael Patrick King

“I don’t wear a watch. How do I know my time? I find that someone will always tell me.”

Anna Freud

Anna Freud

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol

“It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.”

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”

Aimee Mullins

Aimee Mullins

“Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It’s much sexier than any body part.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”

Voltaire

Voltaire

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

Aristotle

Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way… you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

Frank Wilczek

Frank Wilczek

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

Edward Chapin

Edward Chapin

“Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.”

Sir Robert Hutchinson

Sir Robert Hutchinson

“Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.”

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams

“I’m the world’s least happy atheist. I miss having religious faith, but trying to have it seems like trying to be in love with someone that you’re not in love with.”

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

“It’s takin’ whatever comes your way, the good AND the bad, that give life flavor. It’s all the stuff rolled together that makes life worth livin’.”

John Lancaster Spalding

John Lancaster Spalding

“Leave each one his touch of folly; it helps to lighten life’s burden which, if he could see himself as he is, might be too heavy to carry.”

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

“We too often let the material things serve as indicators that we’re doing well, even though something inside us tells us that were not doing our best. That we are avoiding that which is hard, but also necessary. That we are shrinking from rather than vising to the challenges of the age.”

Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

“Don’t let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.”

Rosalynn Carter

Rosalynn Carter

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but where they ought to be.”

Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru

“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.”

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

“Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.”

Confucius

Confucius

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Bernard M. Baruch

Bernard M. Baruch

“Approach each new problem not with a view of finding what you hope will be there, but to get the truth, the realities that must be grappled with. You may not like what you find. In that case you are entitled to try to change it. But do not deceive yourself as to what you do find to be the facts of the situation.”

Sheila Graham

Sheila Graham

“You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.”

W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham

“When things are at their worst I find something always happens.”

Ward Jenkins

Ward Jenkins

“Photographers do this for a living, every single day — they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It’s all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint.”

Benjamin Haydon

Benjamin Haydon

“Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame to be an excuse for indolence.”

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

“The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish.”

Georg W. Hegel

Georg W. Hegel

“Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable.”

Cato the Elder

Cato the Elder

“Grasp the subject, the words will follow.”

John Adams

John Adams

“You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.”

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape…”

Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler

“Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.”

Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld

“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”

Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton

“Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.”

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”