Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world -- its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. Conquer the world by intelligence and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it.
- Bertrand Russell
Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.
- Alfred A. Montapert
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe