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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late
We derive our vitality from our store of madness.
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth.
The timid are afraid before the danger, the cowardly while in danger, and the courageous after danger.
Of all debts men are least willing to pay the taxes. What a satire is this on government! Everywhere they think they get their moneys worth, except for these.
The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done.
You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.
It is as hard to satirize well a man of distinguished vices, as to praise well a man of distinguished virtues.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
Time is the scarcest resource of the manager; If it is not managed, nothing else can be managed
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
Enjoy your happiness while you have it, and while, you have it do not too closely scrutinize its foundation.
Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.
Love: The warm feeling that you feel towards someone who satisfies your neurosis.
Stand still... and refuse to retreat. Look at it as God looks at it and draw upon His power to hold up under the blast.
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. [Colossians 4:6]
Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight.
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
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.
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The most tortured of all souls is the forlorn and desolate soulmate.
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

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