"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Van Wyck Brooks on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Van Wyck Brooks on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Van Wyck Brooks on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Van Wyck Brooks on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Van Wyck Brooks on Ronald Reagan
"Magnanimous people have no vanity, they have no jealousy, and they feed on the true and the solid wherever they find it. And, what is more, they find it everywhere."
"People of small caliber are always carping. They are bent on showing their own superiority, their knowledge or prowess or good breeding."
"There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few."