Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it the tree is the real thing.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
Johann von Goethe
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am suffering incessant temptations to uncharitable thoughts at present; one of those black moods in which nearly all one's friends seem to be selfish or even false. And how terrible that there should be even a kind of pleasure in thinking evil.
School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Billie Joe Armstrong
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly.
It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Henry David Thoreau
Thought expands, but paralyzes; action animates, but narrows.
Most people are far too much occupied with themselves to be malicious.
Love and doubt have never been on speaking terms.
Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion of death.
Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day.
Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
Arnold H. Glasow
Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.
We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.
One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.
If God treats you well by teaching you a disastrous lesson, you never forget it.
For seventeen hundred years the Christian sect has done nothing but harm
Traveling is like gambling: it is always connected with winning and losing, and generally where it is least expected we receive, more or less than what we hoped for.
But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.
It often seems to me that art conceals the artist far more completely than it ever reveals him.
Companies, to date, have often used the excuse that they are only beholden to their shareholders, but we need shareholders to think of themselves as stakeholders in the well being of society as well.
To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed -- That can make life a garden.
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I'm not a big one for the rules.
The man of understanding finds everything laughable.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
George Bernard Shaw
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
When you explore your fears then you set yourself free.
So long as you live and work, you will be misunderstood; to that you must resign yourself once and for all. Be silent!
I've never had anyone define purity. You probably can't define purity. Purity is to live according to original design.
We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.
Some of our weakness is born in us, some of it comes through education; it is a big question as to which gives us the most trouble.
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