Barack Obama Quote

“… sudden loss causes us to look backward—but it also forces us to look forward; to reflect on the present and the future, on the manner in which we live our lives and nurture our relationships with those who are still with us.” — Barack Obama Source: from a speech given at the “Together We… Continue reading Barack Obama Quote

Nelson Mandela Quote

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” — Nelson Mandela Source: 1994 book Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela, Ch. 110

Bessie Anderson Stanley Quote

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or… Continue reading Bessie Anderson Stanley Quote

Martin Luther King Quote

“An individual has not begun to live until he can rise above the narrow horizons of his particular individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Source: from the sermon “Conquering Self-Centeredness” given at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, AL, August 11, 1957

Jane Austen Quote

“For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours and laugh at them in our turn?”  — Jane Austen Source: 1813 book Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Bennet, Ch. 15)

Oscar Wilde Quote

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”  — Oscar Wilde Source: 1891 essay The Soul of Man under Socialism

Oscar Wilde Quote

“… there are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely—or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”  — Oscar Wilde Source: 1892 play Lady Windermere’s Fan, Act 2 (Lord Darlington)