“The person who is really in revolt is the optimist, who generally lives and dies in a desperate and suicidal effort to persuade other people how good they are.” – G.K.C.
“The true value of a man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get the Truth. It is not possession of the Truth, but rather the pursuit of Truth by which he extends his powers and in which his ever-growing perfectability is to be found. Possession makes one passive, indolent, and proud. If God were to hold all Truth concealed in His right hand, and in his left only the steady and diligent drive for Truth, albeit with a proviso that I would always and forever err in the process, and to offer me the choice, I would with all humility take the left hand.”
–Gotthold Lessing, 1778
“O quam cito transit gloria mundi.” -Thomas à Kempis
‘To the feeling man, life is a tragedy. To the thinking man, life is a comedy.’
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” (Twain)
“Who you will someday be, you are now becoming.”
“Errors cease to be dangerous when it is freely permitted to contradict them” Jefferson