Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.   ~~  Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

Coarse talk does not come into anything without disgracing it, and modesty does not come into anything without adorning it.
~~The Prophet Mohammad

The voice had to be listened to not only on account of its form but for the matter which it delivered.

Our life is frittered away by detail……simplify, simplify.
~~ Ralf Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
~~ Ralf Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak, and another to hear.
~~ Ralf Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882)

It is not the lie that passeth through the mind, but the lie that sinketh in, and settleth in it, that doth the hurt.
~~  Sir Francis Bacon  (1561 - 1626)

It is a common plea of the faint-hearted that success depends mainly on luck.

One of the great arts of escaping superfluous uneasiness is to free your minds from the habit of comparing your condition with that of others on whom the blessings of life are most bountifully bestowed.
~~Dr.Samuel Johnson