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I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe believe life it teaches better than book or orator. Johann von Goethe
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization. Detronius Arbiter
The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed. Plato
Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. Henry David Thoreau
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, A medley of extemporanea And love is a thing that can never go wrong And I am Marie of Roumania. Dorothy Parker
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Eliot
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. Robert Frost
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it. Mark Twain
How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy! In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age we are looking backward to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day when we have time. C. C. Colton
The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
In life you can never be too kind or too fair everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with. Brian Tracy
Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. Unknown
There are two ways to slide easily through life to believe everything or to doubt everything both ways save us from thinking. Theodore Isaac Rubin
Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The soul is the captain and ruler of the life of morals. Sallust
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone. George Eliot
Every achiever I have ever met says, My life turned around when I began to believe in me. Dr. Robert Schuller
Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitiches today to save nine tomorrow. Henry David Thoreau
We generate our own environment. We get exactly what we deserve. How can we resent the life weve created for ourselves? Whos to blame, whos to credit, but us? Who can change it anytime we wish, but us? Richard Bach, One
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. on atomic energy Albert Einstein
( quotes are updated each month )