Quotes and thoughts

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Harriet Braiker

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Victor Hugo

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.
Maya Angelou

We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
Martin Luther King

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Barbara Tuchman

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.
Oscar Wilde

Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.
Oscar Wilde

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Linus Pauling

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards
Anatole France


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