cryptic - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Success, or failure, very often arrives on wings that seem mysterious to us.]]> <![CDATA[There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.]]> <![CDATA[I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member.]]> <![CDATA[Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.]]> <![CDATA[True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.]]> <![CDATA[Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.]]> <![CDATA[As there is no worldly gain without some loss so there is no worldly loss without some gain.]]> <![CDATA[The strongest argument for the un-materialistic character of American life is the fact that we tolerate conditions that are, from a negative point of view, intolerable. What the foreigner finds most objectionable in American life is its lack of basic comfort. No nation with any sense of material well-being would endure the food we eat, the cramped apartments we live in, the noise, the traffic, the crowded subways and buses. American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.]]> <![CDATA[The wise man, knowing how to enjoy achieved results without having constantly to replace them with others, finds in them an attachment to life in the hour of difficulty. But the man who has always pinned all his hopes on the future and lived with his eyes fixed upon it, has nothing in the past as a comfort against the present's afflictions, for the past was nothing to him but a series of hastily experienced stages. What blinded him to himself was his expectation always to find further on the happiness he had so far missed. Now he is stopped in his tracks; from now on nothing remains behind or ahead of him to fix his gaze upon.]]> <![CDATA[It is not the quantity but the quality of knowledge which determines the mind's dignity.]]> <![CDATA[We are franker towards others than towards ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.]]> <![CDATA[Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.]]> <![CDATA[The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.]]>