Words of Wisdom

"Halk içinde muteber bir nesne yok devlet gibi,
Olmaya devlet cihanda bir nefes sihhat gibi."
Kanuni Sultan Süleyman
"Ne insanlar gördüm üzerinde elbise yok
Ne elbiseler gördüm içinde insan yok."
"İnsanlar başaklara benzerler. İçleri boşken başları havadadır, doldukça eğilirler."
"Uşağım bile olsa, yanlışlarımı düzelten efendim olur."
"Yesterday's the past and tomorrow's the future. Today is a gift - which is why they call it the present."
Bill Keane
"In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king."
Deciderius Erasmus (1466?-1536), Dutch Renaissance scholar
"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will."
Epictetus (AD 55?-135?), Greek Stoic philosopher
"We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
Hamlet. Act iv. Sc. 5.
"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there."
Indira Gandhi
"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."
Josh Billings (1818-85), [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American humorist
"When Thales was asked what was difficult, he said, 'To know one's self.'
And what was easy, 'To advise another.'"
Laertius Diogenes (-c. 320 BC), Greek philosopher
"Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one."
Marcus Aelius Aurelius (121-180 AD), Roman emperor, philosopher
"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Complain to one who can help you."
Yugoslav Proverb
Istanbul 2010
European Capital of Culture