Top 10 Will Durant Quotes

William James Durant(November 5, 1885 – November 7, 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. His best known work includes The Story of Civilization and The Story of Philosophy. Here are Will Durant’s top ten wisest quotes: I. Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom. II. We teach more by what we are than by what we teach. III. The family is … Continue reading Top 10 Will Durant Quotes

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Top 10 Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde(October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900) was an Irish poet, playwright, and novelist. His best known works include his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and his comedies Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Play About a Good Woman, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Here are Oscar Wilde’s top ten wittiest quotes: I. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most … Continue reading Top 10 Oscar Wilde Quotes

Top 10 D.H. Lawrence Quotes

David Herbert Richards Lawrence(September 11, 1885 – March 2, 1930) was an English poet and writer. His most famous works include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Sons and Lovers, and The Rainbow. Here are D.H. Lawrence’s top ten most profound quotes: I. Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. II. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. III. I never saw a … Continue reading Top 10 D.H. Lawrence Quotes

Top 10 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

Leo Tolstoy(September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910) was a Russian author who wrote such classics as Anna Karenina and War and Peace, one of the greatest novels ever written. Here are Leo Tolstoy’s top ten most inspirational quotes: I. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. II. If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. III. A man is like a fraction … Continue reading Top 10 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

Top 10 Herman Melville Quotes

Herman Melville(August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American writer, best known for his novel, Moby-Dick, one of the most highly regarded literary works in history.  Here are Herman Melville’s top ten most profound quotes: I. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. II. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to … Continue reading Top 10 Herman Melville Quotes

Top 10 Beatrix Potter Quotes

Helen Beatrix Potter(July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943) was a British children’s book author and illustrator of the Peter Rabbit series, which sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Here are Beatrix Potter’s top ten quotes that will make you appreciate life: I. Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.  II. We cannot stay home all … Continue reading Top 10 Beatrix Potter Quotes

Top 10 Alexandre Dumas Quotes

Alexandre Dumas(July 24, 1802 – December 5, 1870), born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, was a French writer whose best known works include The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Here are Alexandre Dumas’s top ten most inspirational quotes: I. There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt … Continue reading Top 10 Alexandre Dumas Quotes

Top 10 Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau(July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862), born David Henry Thoreau, was an American philosopher, poet, and essayist. He is also considered to be the leader of the Transcendentalist movement. His most well known book and essay are Walden and Civil Disobedience, respectively. Here are Henry David Thoreau’s top ten most inspirational quotes: I. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. II. … Continue reading Top 10 Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Top 10 Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

Nathaniel Hawthorne(July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American fiction writer, best known for the novels: The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Here are Nathaniel Hawthorne’s top ten greatest quotes: I. Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not. II. What other dungeon is so … Continue reading Top 10 Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes