Emile Zola was a poor student at his school at Aix. We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations of intelligences. If we recognize this, I think we will have at least a better chance of dealing appropriately with many problems that we face in the world.
A friend is somebody you want to be around when you feel like being by yourself.
When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.
There are those... who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both the means and the motivation to improve their lot. Unless these unfortunates can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink back into renewed apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.
Aga Khan IV
It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.
He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.
...it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.
John W N Sullivan
Never underestimate the power of the irate customer.
Joel E Ross
In the end, everything is a gag.
Sir Charles Spencer Charlie Chaplin
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.