Quotes 1 till 15 of 1076.
Greek dramatist BC 525-456+6
Wisdom comes alone through suffering.
Roman emperor 121-180+2
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
Florence Scovel Shinn
American artist, writer+2
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived…
Frank Lloyd Wright
American architect 1869-1959+2
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual
Orison Swett Marden
American inspirational author 1848-1924+2
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from ourSource: Speech 1854
British writer 1810-1865+1
A little credulity helps one on through life very smoothly.
A lot of the problems teenagers go through, it's better for them to go through them on their own. If you always have a crutch, you don't learn anything.
British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859+1
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950+1
Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832+1
Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973+1
Faith is a state of mind that can be conditioned through self-discipline. Faith will accomplish.Source: Jeet Kune Do (1997) Part 6
Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and writer 1908-1981+1
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835+1
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.