Quotes, sayings & poems

Birthday Sayings

The point that must be reached

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.

- Franz Kafka

Youth is often accused of thinking that

Youth is often accused of thinking that the world is only starting with them. But seniority thinks even more often that the world is stopping with them.

- Friedrich Hebbel

A noble man attracts other noble men

A noble man attracts other noble men and knows how to hold on to them.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Man only likes to count his troubles

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Taking a new step

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Human beings must have action

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.

- George Eliot

The best security for civilization

The best security for civilization is the dwelling, and upon properly appointed and becoming dwellings depends, more than anything else, the improvement of mankind.

- Benjamin Disraeli

The proper study of mankind is woman.

The proper study of mankind is woman.

- Henry Brooks Adams

Three classes of people

[Three classes of people]: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

- Leonardo da Vinci

Consider your breed

Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.

- Dante

For what is liberty

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?

- Dante

A fair request should be followed by

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.

- Dante