I would never discourage anyone from doing what it is in life that they want to do. But I would encourage them to find out the pros and cons of anything they become involved in.
Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
A poet can survive anything but a misprint.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
What's going to change in the future? Better to ask what will not change.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's dÃ©jÃ vu all over again.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw
My reputation grows with every failure.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
The acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force of our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity.
Ignore what a man desires, and you ignore the very source of his power.
Absence -- that common cure of love.
Miguel de Cervantes
When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, I can't.
Precepts or maxims are of great weight and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
A place for everything, everything in its place.
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
People do not lack strength they lack will.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
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