Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Food For Thought

He who is silent is forgotten; he who does not advance falls back; he who stops is overwhelmed; he who ceases to grow becomes smaller; he who leaves off, gives up; the condition of standing still is the beginning of the end. - Henri Frederic Amiel

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty. - Louisa May Alcott

The man who is fond of complaining likes to remain amid the objects of his vexation. He will most strongly revolt against every means proposed for his deliverance. This is what suits him. He asks nothing better than to sigh over his position and to remain in it. - Francois Guizot

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