The more you get into any religion, it becomes the same. It really becomes how you treat other people and how you get outside yourself. How you look to help other people, and how you get out of this 'I, me, mine' type of thing.
The formation of one's character ought to be everyone's chief aim.
Johann von Goethe
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways
I love changing. I hate it when people try to box me in to a relationship or in a work context. Any situation where I feel boxed in freaks me out. And I feel the need to reinvent myself or I'll get bored.
Ultimately, blind faith is the only kind.
Seldom in the business and transactions of ordinary life, do we find the sympathy we want.
Although I don't have a prescription for what others should do, I know I have been very fortunate and feel a responsibility to give back to society in a very significant way.
[J]ene Entsagungen, die die Menschen alberner Weise Tugenden nennen [...]
Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
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.
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