Authors

La Bruyère, Jean de

France
1645 // 1696

La Fontaine, Jean de

France
1621 // 1695

La Rochefoucauld, François

France
1613 // 1680

Lama, Dalai

Tibet
1935

Lao-Tze,

Ancient China
-570 // -490

Laxness, Halldór

Iceland
1902 // 1998

Le Bon, Gustave

France
1841 // 1931

Leopardi, Giacomo

Italy
1798 // 1837

Lessing, Gotthold

Germany
1729 // 1781

Levitt, Theodore

United States
1925 // 2006

Lichtenberg, Georg

Germany
1742 // 1799

Lincoln, Abraham

United States
1809 // 1865

Lispector, Clarice

Brazil
1920 // 1977

Longfellow, Henry

United States
1807 // 1882

Lowell, James

United States
1819 // 1891
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays