It is terrible to destroy a person’s picture of himself in the interests of truth or some other abstraction.
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.
I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered when I do not know others.
Confucius, 551 – 479 BC
As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.
George Harrison, 1943 – 2001
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Do whatever comes your way as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself and as much as possible about other people and other things that are interesting. Put a good deal of thought into happiness that you are able to give.
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884 – 1962
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
We’ve got a great percentage of our population that, to our great shame, either cannot or, equally unfortunate, will not read. And that portion of our public is growing. Those people are suckers for the demagogue.
Walter Cronkite, 1916 – 2009
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell, 1872 – 1970
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.