Quotes to Consider

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

The profound person understands what is moral. The small person understands what is profitable.
- Confucius

A man is very apt to complain of the ingratitude of those who have risen far above him.
- Samuel Johnson

The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the most complete image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.
- Richard Steele

Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
- Chesterfield

I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambition.
- Luc de Clapiers

Without doubt, machinery has greatly increased the number of well-to-do idlers.
- Karl Marx

I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results.
- J.S. Bach

Itís easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
- Anais Nin