Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
Labour for labour's sake is against nature.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
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As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
When a guy does something stupid once, well that's because he's a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that's usually to impress some girl.
Once-ler in The Lorax3
As long as you know that most men are like children, you know everything.
The Jedi are trained to let go. They're trained from birth. They're not supposed to form attachments. They can love people – in fact, they should love everybody. They should love their enemies; they should love the Sith. But they can't form attachments. So what all these movies are about is: greed. Greed is a source of pain and suffering for everybody.
To make a bad day worse, spend it wishing for the impossible.
Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes1
You see everyone wants everything, that's the way the world is. But I just might actually get it.
Jigo in Princess Mononoke
This is how it's done. When people are sittin' on shit that you want, you make 'em your enemy. Then you're justified in taking it.
Jake Sully in Avatar -5
It's not the having, it's the getting.
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
Wealth is a nightmare. With each coveted thing we buy, we lose a thing we dream about.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
Garth Brooks (American singer/songwriter)2
There are people who have money and people who are rich.
No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
I don't care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing.
Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
Grandmother Willow in Pocahontas12
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
If A is success in life, then A=x+y+z. Work is x, play is y and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.
Barriers and obstacles are stairs that we take to go up.
Ich gehe langsam, aber ich gehe nie zurück.
Without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress's sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors... because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
In a world that's changing so quickly, you're guaranteed to fail if you don't take any risks.
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO)3
I have always been fascinated with those who try to look over the horizon and see things that are coming at us.
It is probably true quite generally that in the history of human thinking the most fruitful developments frequently take place at those points where two different lines of thought meet.
I think America's strength is in innovation.
I believe that augmented reality will be the biggest technological revolution that happens in our lifetimes.
Nothing is invented and perfected at the same time.
There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical. At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.