He said myths and mythology wasn't to give meaning to life but to give us an experience of life, an experience of vitality in being alive.
You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff.
Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.
Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!
Remember that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have.
Be always sure your are right, then go ahead.
I am now here in Congress I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me, or the driver at my heels, with his whip in hand, commanding me to ge-wo-haw, just at his pleasure.
In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
There is a wheel on the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
No man rises so high as he knows not whither he goes.
What is all our histories, but God showing himself, shaking and trampling on everything that he has not planted.
March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Seek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.
Verily the kindness that gazes upon itself in a mirror turns to stone, and a good deed that calls itself by tender names becomes the parent to a curse.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
An exaggeration is a truth that has lost its temper.
Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
Your friend is your needs answered.
Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
Life is indeed darkness save when there is urge, and all urge is blind save when there is knowledge, and all knowledge is vain save when there is work, and all work is empty save when there is love.
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.
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