The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.
Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.
Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.
The more you can dream, the more you can do.
Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
The biggest fool in the world is he who merely does his work supremely well, without attending to appearance.
Luck can often mean simple taking advantage of a situation at the right moment, It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
Men naturally resent it when women take greater liberties in dress than men are allowed.
Success has always been easy to measure. It is the distance between one's origins and one's final achievement.
This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure.
To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
The trouble with our age is that it is all signpost and no destination.
In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice.
In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.
One of the misfortunes of our time is, that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.
There seems to be a great misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
If you can talk brilliantly enough about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
There must be a goal at every stage of life! There must be a goal!
The worst indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.
Some say opportunity knocks only once, That is not true. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. If the chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
We may give advice, but not the sense to use it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
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