To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.
Beware how you take away hope from any human being.
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Learn the sweet magic of a cheerful face.
We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.
Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all.
Most people are willing to take the Sermon on the Mount as a flag to sail under, but few will use it as a rudder by which to steer.
Some people are so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
In the spring,
Let them smile, as I do now,
At the old forsaken bough
Where I cling.
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Have the courage to act instead of react.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?
Death tugs at my ear and says, 'Live. I am coming.
Don't be 'consistent,' but be simply true.
Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.
Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend.
A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
It is a good plan to have a book with you in all places and at all times. If you are presently without, hurry without delay to the nearest shop and buy one of mine.
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