Quotes to Consider


Here is a random selection of thoughts from our database of quotes from well-known thinkers that you might enjoy pondering.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Words are more treacherous and powerful than we think.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
- Samuel Johnson

The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now.
- W. Somerset Maugham

If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music in which he hears, however measured, or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have no need for good souls: an accomplice is what I wanted.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
- Samuel Johnson

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.
- Karl Marx