I am a poet in deeds — not often in words.
– Ian Fleming
The only lies for which we are truly punished are those we tell ourselves.
– V.S. Naipaul
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!
– Dorothea Mackellar
Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning… Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
– Chico Xavier
The surest way of concealing from others the boundaries of one’s own knowledge is not to overstep them.
– Giacomo Leopardi
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
We improve ourselves by victory over our self. There must be contests, and you must win.
– Edward Gibbon
If there’s a single lesson that life teaches us, it’s that wishing doesn’t make it so.
– Lev Grossman