“Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time.” ― Voltaire
“Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.” ― Friedrich von Schiller
“Alas, Siddhartha, I see you suffering, but you're suffering a pain at which one would like to laugh, at which you'll soon laugh for yourself.” ― Hermann Hesse
“Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky
“But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.” ― Mark Twain
“Have you ever sensed that our soul is immortal and never dies?” ― Plato
“Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart’s desire; the other is to get it.” ― Socrates
“We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit” ― Aristotle
“The world is mere change, and this life, opinion.”
― Marcus Aurelius
“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much” ― Blaise Pascal
"I think; therefore I am"
― Rene Descartes
"The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but rather, "Can they suffer" ― Jeremy Bentham
"Curiosity is the lust of the mind"
― Thomas Hobbes
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion" ― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
"All wealth is the product of labor"
― John Locke
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" ― Immanuel Kant