We cannot control the evil tongues of others but a good life enables us to disregard them.
- Cato the Elder
Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosiac, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.
- Henry Louis Mencken
You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
- Jane Fonda
One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
- Blaise Pascal
He is not dead who departs from life with a high and noble fame; but he is dead, even while living, whose brow is branded with infamy.
Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
- Bertrand Russell
It is better to die standing on your feet, than live the rest of your life on your knees
- Emiliano Zapata
Live the wonderful life that is in you.
- Oscar Wilde, A Picture of Dorian Grey