Maria Mitchell On Life

Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) The best that can be said of my life so far is that it has been industrious, and the best that can be said of me is that I have not pretended to be what I was not.

Pablo Neruda On Quiet

Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904–September 23, 1973) If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves.

Walt Whitman On Identity

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal. This is the thought of identity.