Life is neither a spectacle nor a feast, it is predicament.
- George Santayana
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
- Honore De Balzac
Whatever begins, also ends.
Normal is in the eyes of the beholder.
- Whoopi Goldberg
You are all you will ever have for certain.
- June Havoc
O what a lovely thing this perspective is!
- Paolo Uccello
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock
Your eyes are always bigger than your stomach.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
Perspective is the bridle and rudder of painting.
- Leonardo Vinci
Every generalization is dangerous, especially this one.
- Mark Twain
When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
- Tom Robbins
I have not failed, I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
- Thomas Edison
You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
- Denis Waitley
From the sublime to the ridiculous there is but one step.
I always try to believe the best of everybody it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling
I’m desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
- Dave Edison
No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
- Henry Ward
… without darkness Nothing comes to birth, As without light Nothing flowers.
- May Sarton
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. On Being a Teacher.
- Jonathan Kozol
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
Health food may be good for the conscience but Oreos taste a hell of a lot better.
- Robert Redford
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
- Carl Sagan
There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.
- Blaise Pascal
The unfit die the fit both live and thrive.” Alas, who says so? They who do survive.
- Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
- John Ruskin
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
- George Orwell
If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable.
- Matthew Henry
Every positive value has its price in negative terms…The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
- Pablo Picasso
Our children go to school to learn to commnicate, and all the teachers do is tell them is shut up.
One never can tell from the sidewalk just what the view is to some one on the inside, looking out.
- George Ade
Eveyone is a genius at least once a year. A real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- George C. Lichtenberg
I know up on the top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
- Dr. Seuss
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it’s called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it’s called ferocity.
- George Bernard Shaw
God is on everyone’s side … and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.
- Jean Anouilh