John Lennon Page

“I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.”

- John Lennon

Source/Notes: Press Conference at Astor Towers Hotel, August 11 1966
Albert Einstein Page

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

- Albert Einstein

Source/Notes: Letter of 1950. As quoted in The New York Times, 29 March 1972
Ernest Hemingway Page

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”

- Ernest Hemingway

Source/Notes: A Moveable Feast (1964)
Arthur Schopenhauer Page

“Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Source/Notes: Counsels and Maxim (1851), Vol. 2, Ch. 2: Our Relation To Ourselves
Lee Iacocca Page

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.”

- Lee Iacocca


Oscar Wilde Page

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

- Oscar Wilde

Source/Notes: The Critic as Artist (1891)
Colleen McCullough Page

“There is a legend about a bird which sings just once in its life, more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. From the moment it leaves the nest it searches for a thorn tree, and does not rest until it has found one. Then, singing among the savage branches, it impales itself upon the longest, sharpest spine. And, dying, it rises above its own agony to out-carol the lark and the nightingale. One superlative song, existence the price. But the whole world stills to listen, and God in His heaven smiles. For the best is only bought at the cost of great pain.”

- Colleen McCullough

Source/Notes: The Thorn Birds epigraph (1977)
Kinky Friedman Page

“I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.”

- Kinky Friedman

Leo Tolstoy Page

“Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Source/Notes: The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894)
Charles Spurgeon Page

“The first thing in faith is knowledge. What we know we must also agree unto. What we agree unto we must rest upon alone for salvation. It will not save me to know that Christ is a Saviour; but it will save me to trust Him to be my Saviour.”

- Charles Spurgeon

Source/Notes: Sermons of the Rev. C. H. Spurgeon, of London (1857), Third Series, p. 258, "Faith"


Hunter S. Thompson Page

“The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives.”

- Hunter S. Thompson

Source/Notes: Kingdom of Fear (12 September 2001)
Swami Vivekananda Page

“This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.”

- Swami Vivekananda

Source/Notes: Pearls of Wisdom
Bayazid Bastami Page

“All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.”

- Bayazid Bastami

Diana Vreeland Page

“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you've got that, the rest really comes from it.”

- Diana Vreeland

John Flavel Page

“We must not think that faith itself is the soul's rest; it is only the means of it. We cannot find rest in any work or duty of our own, but we may find it in Christ, whom faith apprehends for justification and salvation.”

- John Flavel


Edward Wallis Hoch Page

“There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly becomes any of us To talk about the rest of us.”

- Edward Wallis Hoch

Saint Augustine Page

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

- Saint Augustine

Source/Notes: Fecisti nos ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te. - Confessions (c. 397)