— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Quotes for anniversaries and eventsRelated topics
Attributed to Aristotle in Lowell L. Bennion, Religion and the Pursuit of Truth http://books.google.gr/books?id=2HPUAAAAMAAJ&q=, Deseret Book Company, 1959, p. 52, and in American Opinion, Volume 24 http://books.google.gr/books?id=irofAQAAMAAJ&q=, Robert Welch, Inc., 1981, p. 23. Possibly a discombobulation http://publicnoises.blogspot.fi/2009/02/aristotle-and-accuracy.html of the Nicomachean Ethics Book I, 1094b.24 quote above.
— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Amy Bloom Fiction writer, screenwriter, social worker, psychotherapist 1953
Variant: For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
Source: Four Quartets
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Variant: Life can only be understood going backward, but must be lived going forward.
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 BC
This is actually a quotation http://books.google.com/books?id=FUIHmRHf8SUC&lpg=PA130&dq=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&pg=PA130#v=onepage&q=%22not%20on%20fighting%20the%20old%20but%20on%20building%20the%20new%22&f=false from a character named Socrates in Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book that Changes Lives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_of_the_Peaceful_Warrior, by Dan Millman.
Vol. II, ch. 2.
Source: Vanity Fair (1847–1848)
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC
— Ruth Bell Graham Congressional Gold Medal recipient 1920 - 2007
— George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
As quoted by LIFE magazine (2 May 1955)
Variant: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
— Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 BC
This has often been attributed to Sun Tzu and sometimes to Petrarch. It comes most directly from a line spoken by Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II (1974), written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola:
My father taught me many things here. He taught me in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
Niccolò Machiavelli, who is also sometimes credited, wrote on the subject in The Prince:
It is easier for the prince to make friends of those men who were contented under the former government, and are therefore his enemies, than of those who, being discontented with it, were favourable to him and encouraged him to seize it.