Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made.
When we see someone or something as imperfect, it is a reflection of our limitations, not theirs.
Life must be lived as play.
Men hate more steadily than they love; and if I have said something to hurt a man once, I shall not get the better of this by saying many things to please him.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.
The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
Sometimes God dillies and dallies, and sometimes he just points at you and tells you to hang up your jock.
So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.
When things break, it's not the actual breaking that prevents them from getting back together again. It's because a little piece gets lost - the two remaining ends couldn't fit together even if they wanted to. The whole shape has changed.
All of human unhappiness comes from one single thing: not knowing how to remain at rest in a room.
One life; a little gleam of time between two eternities; no second chance to us for evermore!
It is always better to live the truth than to live a lie.
There is not love of life without despair about life.
A man may acquire a taste for wine or brandy, and so lose his love for water, but should we not pity him.
Henry David Thoreau
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
Your agreement with reality defines your life.
There is no greater force for change than people inspired to live a better life.
Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.
Without music life would be a mistake.
If there is anything disagreeable going on men are always sure to get out of it.
A man lives by believing something; not by debating and arguing about many things.
That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.
A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cheap booze is a false economy.
Fate is not in man but around him.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry.
So, in my relationships with men, I've always sought suffering, conflict, and despair.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life, and... the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
Become the leader of your life. Lead yourself to where you want to be. Breathe life back into your ambitions, your desires, your goals, your relationships.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the test.
If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you'll be right.
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
George Bernard Shaw
If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
Just a minute, Cosmic Ordering can give you a whole lot more ... a whole lifetime of more.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe