There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
Henry David Thoreau
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I went to a massage parlor. It was self service.
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.
I don't know what kind of weapons will be used in the third world war, assuming there will be a third world war. But I can tell you what the fourth world war will be fought with stone clubs.
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.
Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
Nature has made all her truths independent of one another. Our art makes one dependent on the other. But this is not natural. Each keeps its own place.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.
The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.
Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.
Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Their pleasures are fierce and their sleep impenetrable. And they know that the body has a soul in which the soul has no part.