The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

Charles de Montesquieu

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.

Baltasar Gracian

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.

Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.

Kurt Lewin

A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.


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