LauB - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.]]> <![CDATA[A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.]]> <![CDATA[Call a truce, then, to our labors -- let us feast with friends and neighbors, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.]]> <![CDATA[There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.]]> <![CDATA[Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.]]> <![CDATA[He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.]]> <![CDATA[Christ was born in the first century, yet he belongs to all centuries. He was born a Jew, yet He belongs to all races. He was born in Bethlehem, yet He belongs to all countries.]]> <![CDATA[From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.]]> <![CDATA[Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.]]> <![CDATA[Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend -- or a meaningful day.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is a perfume which you cannot pour on someone without getting some on yourself.]]> <![CDATA[I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.]]> <![CDATA[It is very hard to be simple enough to be good.]]> <![CDATA[To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.]]> <![CDATA[Life's but a day at most.]]> <![CDATA[Look to the future, because that is where you'll spend the rest of your life.]]> <![CDATA[Here lies interred in the eternity of the past, from whence there is no resurrection for the days -- whatever there may be for the dust -- the thirty-third year of an ill-spent life, which, after a lingering disease of many months sank into a lethargy, and expired, January 22d, 1821, A.D. leaving a successor inconsolable for the very loss which occasioned its existence.]]> <![CDATA[It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.]]> <![CDATA[Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.]]> <![CDATA[The dice of God are always loaded.]]> <![CDATA[Them meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.]]> <![CDATA[The less government we have the better.]]> <![CDATA[I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.]]>