Mary Gardiner Brainard Quote
Not knowing (1869).
“That which we look on with unselfish love
And true humility is surely ours,
Even as a lake looks at the stars above
And makes within itself a heaven of stars.”
―Mary Gardiner Brainard
Ownership, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”
According to "The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln: 1858-1860" (Rutgers University Press, 1953), "tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton speeches [September 1858 speech in Clinton, Illinois] one of Lincoln's most famous utterances..." - Although, according to "They Never Said It : A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, and Misleading Attributions" (Oxford University Press, May 18, 1989), there is no substantial evidence to support the attribution.
“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
Report to Greco (1965). This quote is sometimes misattributed to Franz Kafka.
“Always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them-and then you destroy yourself.”
Farewell Speech, August 9, 1974
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
The beauty of friendship by Kahlil Gibran, Hallmark Cards, 1978 - ISBN: 9780875295589
Quote of the day
“When I refuse to obey an unjust law, I do not contest the right of the majority to command, but I simply appeal from the sovereignty of the people to the sovereignty of mankind.”