Quotes: random selection
Quotes 1 till 10 of 10.
English poet 1812-1889
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp - or what's a heaven for?
I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.
French philosopher 1713-1784
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
American writer, poet, journalist 1888-1956
For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?
A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
English writer 1667-1745
Positiveness is a good quality for preachers and speakers because, whoever shares his thoughts with the public will convince them as he himself appears convinced.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
British Labor politician 1897-1960
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.
Paul De Man
In België geboren American literair criticus 1919-1983
Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.