A good man is as strong as the right woman needs him to be.
Life every man holds dear but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
Rule No. 1: Never lose money; rule No. 2: Donâ€™t forget rule No. 1.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
Superhuman effort isn't worth a d--n unless it achieves results.
Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
Henry David Thoreau
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.
Time is waste of money.
It often happens that the real tragedies of life occur in such an inartistic manner that they hurt us by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.
I was disappointed in Niagara -- most people must be disappointed in Niagara. Every American bride is taken there, and the sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
All trials are trials for one's life, just as all sentences are sentences of death.
If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.
Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.
As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.
Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
George Bernard Shaw
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
Kahlil Gibran, "Children of Gods
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
Kahlil Gibran, "The Visit of Wis
Knowledge cultivates your seeds and does not sow in you seeds.
Kahlil Gibran, "A Handful of San
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Well done, is better than well said.
The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole d--n life and one is as good as the other.
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle, Old Age a regret.
Let's make sure history never forgets the name... Enterprise
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling; save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
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