Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. -Albert Einstein
Life should be taken as seriously as possible, but no more so.
I can pardon everyone's mistakes but my own. -Marcus Porius Cato
Sixty years ago, I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -Will Durant
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. -Bishop Mandell Creighton
In his private heart, no man much respects himself. -Mark Twain
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -Mark Twain
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. -Mark Twain
Let us so endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. -Samuel Butler
Not a shread of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. -Brendan Gill
When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble. -Buddha
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. -Jesus
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. -David Russell
The whole world is a comedy to those that think, a tradedy to those that feel. -Horace Walpole
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. -Franklin P. Jones
What a man is is the basis of what he dreams and thinks, accepts and rejects, feels and percieves. -John Mason Brown
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. -Proverbs 18:24
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. That is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is always an adventure. You merely have to determine whose adventure it is today: Indiana Jones, Bill and Ted's or Bert and Ernie's.
May you live all the days of your life.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... it has no survival value; rather, it is one of those things that give value to survival. -C.S. Lewis
When we lose a friend, we die a little. -Louisa Booth
Be slow in choosing friends, slower in changing. -Benjamin Franklin Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson
Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail.
I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within. -Socrates
That best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -William Wordsworth
If you want to be happy, keep all of your commitments - and don't expect other people to keep any of theirs. -Peter McWilliams
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
The greatest things in the world are those that neither men nor children can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there.
- Francis P. Church
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
- Douglas Adams
In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Tao Te Ching
A hallmark of sanity is the courage to face even unpleasant points of view.
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual data of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. - Edith Wharton
I am not a pessimist; to percieve evil where it is, in my opinion, a form of optimism. -Roberto Rosselini
I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. It is impossible to experience one's own death objectively and still carry a tune. -Woody Allen
.Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden, you're free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. -Saul Alinsky
There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval. - George Santayanna
You have no idea what a poor opinion I have of myself - and how little I deserve it. W.S. Gilbert
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world. -Emerson
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very resticted circle of their potential being.
They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger.
Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. -William James
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. -Milton
'Tis the good reader that makes a good book; in every book he finds passages which seem to be confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart. -Emerson
The way a book is read - which is to say, the qualities a reader brings to a book - can have as much to do with its worth as anything the author puts into it. -Norman Cousins
Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood. -Louise Beal
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. -Gore Vidal
We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it. -Mark Twain
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. -Charles Lamb