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It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -- not absence of fear.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) U.S. humorist, writer, and lecturer.

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Show me the man you honor, and I will know what kind of a man you are. It shows me what your ideal of manhood is, and what kind of a man you long to be.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) American inventor.


A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep a bower quiet for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing...

John Keats (1795-1821) British poet.

There is no wisdom save in truth. Truth is everlasting, but our ideas about truth are changeable. Only a little of the first fruits of wisdom, only a few fragments of the boundless heights, breadths and depths of truth, have I been able to gather.

Martin Luther (1483-1546) German priest and scholar.

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British politician.