The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers...
Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
A man is a little thing while he works by and for himself; but when...
Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Men are what their mothers made them.
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Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for...
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best...
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes...
A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
Give all to love; obey thy heart
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Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by...
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which...