QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLESList of all popular poets and new poets.
All Quotations / Quotations from William Shakespeare, Sonnet lxxxvii
Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing.
"The pleasure is momentary, the position rediculous, and the expense damnable."
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
"For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is."
Johann von Goethe
"A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards."
"I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau, "Walden", pp. 323- 324
"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."
Harry S Truman