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Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre. - Albert Camus

Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. - Vida Scudder

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. - Albert Camus

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplify, simplify. - Thoreau

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best dividends. - Benjamin Franklin

The cost of a thing is the amount of life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. - Thoreau