Famous Quotes By George Bernard Shaw
Famous Quotes By George Bernard Shaw
  1. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
  2. A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
  3. A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
  4. A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
  5. A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
  6. A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  7. A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
  8. A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
  9. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
  10. All great truths begin as blasphemies.
  11. All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
  12. An index is a great leveller.
  13. Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
  14. Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
  15. Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
  16. Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
  17. Beware of false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
  18. Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
  19. Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
  20. Clever and attractive women do not want to vote they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
  21. Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
  22. Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
  23. Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
  24. Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
  25. Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
  26. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
  27. Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
  28. Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
  29. Hell is full of musical amateurs.
  30. He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
  31. Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
  32. I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
  33. I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
  34. I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
  35. I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
  36. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
  37. I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
  38. If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
  39. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
  40. If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
  41. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
  42. If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
  43. I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
  44. Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
  45. In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.
  46. It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
  47. It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
  48. It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
  49. It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
  50. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
  51. Lack of money is the root of all evil.
  52. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
  53. Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire the other is to get it.
  54. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
  55. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
  56. Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
  57. Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
  58. Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
  59. Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
  60. Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
  61. Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
  62. Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
  63. Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
  64. Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
  65. Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
  66. My reputation grows with every failure.
  67. Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
  68. No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
  69. Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
  70. Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
  71. Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
  72. One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
  73. Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
  74. Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
  75. Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
  76. Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
  77. Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
  78. Power does not corrupt men fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
  79. Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
  80. Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
  81. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
  82. Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
  83. Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
  84. The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
  85. The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
  86. The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
  87. The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
  88. The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
  89. The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
  90. The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
  91. The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
  92. The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
  93. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
  94. The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
  95. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
  96. The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
  97. The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
  98. The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
  99. There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
  100. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
  101. There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
  102. There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
  103. Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
  104. Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die do not outlive yourself.
  105. We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
  106. We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
  107. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
  108. We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
  109. What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
  110. What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
  111. When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
  112. When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
  113. Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
  114. You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
  115. You use a glass mirror to see your face you use works of art to see your soul.
  116. You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
  117. Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

About Mahatma Gandhi -

Lived: 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948
Known To Be:                  Preeminent leader of Indian independence movement, Father of nation (India), English barrister
Wiki Link: Mahatma Gandhi
Notable Ideas:                                           Leadership of Indian independence movement, philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa or nonviolence, pacifism

Famous Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi
Famous Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi -

  1. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love it is the prerogative of the brave.
  2. A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.
  3. A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed, but while it holds good it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
  4. A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.
  5. A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
  6. A vow is a purely religious act which cannot be taken in a fit of passion. It can be taken only with a mind purified and composed and with God as witness.
  7. All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
  8. Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
  9. An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
  10. An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
  11. Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
  12. Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
  13. Are creeds such simple things like the clothes which a man can change at will and put on at will? Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
  14. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves.
  15. Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
  16. But for my faith in God, I should have been a raving maniac.
  17. Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.
  18. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
  19. Each one prays to God according to his own light.
  20. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.
  21. Every formula of every religion has in this age of reason, to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
  22. Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.
  23. Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.
  24. Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
  25. Fear of death makes us devoid both of valour and religion. For want of valour is want of religious faith.
  26. Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
  27. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
  28. Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
  29. God is, even though the whole world deny him. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  30. God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.
  31. God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.
  32. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  33. Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
  34. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
  35. I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
  36. I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
  37. I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
  38. I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present. God has given me no control over the moment following.
  39. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
  40. I know, to banish anger altogether from one's breast is a difficult task. It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort. It can be done only by God's grace.
  41. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
  42. I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others.
  43. I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary the evil it does is permanent.
  44. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles but today it means getting along with people.
  45. I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust.
  46. If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
  47. If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm.
  48. If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
  49. In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
  50. Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty it is its own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.
  51. Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause.
  52. Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
  53. It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honoured by the humiliation of their fellow beings.
  54. It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
  55. It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.
  56. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
  57. It is my own firm belief that the strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh.
  58. It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
  59. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
  60. Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be.
  61. Justice that love gives is a surrender, justice that law gives is a punishment.
  62. Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
  63. Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
  64. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
  65. Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
  66. Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
  67. Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
  68. Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
  69. Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.
  70. Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
  71. Morality is contraband in war.
  72. Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
  73. My life is my message.
  74. My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him.
  75. Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
  76. Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
  77. Non-violence is the article of faith.
  78. Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
  79. Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man.
  80. One's own religion is after all a matter between oneself and one's Maker and no one else's.
  81. Only he can take great resolves who has indomitable faith in God and has fear of God.
  82. Peace is its own reward.
  83. Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.
  84. Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.
  85. Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.
  86. Religion is a matter of the heart. No physical inconvenience can warrant abandonment of one's own religion.
  87. Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion is the truest to every man even if it stands low in the scales of philosophical comparison.
  88. Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.
  89. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
  90. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  91. The good man is the friend of all living things.
  92. The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
  93. The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent.
  94. The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
  95. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  96. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
  97. There is more to life than increasing its speed.
  98. There is no principle worth the name if it is not wholly good.
  99. There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
  100. Those who know how to think need no teachers.
  101. Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.
  102. To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
  103. Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
  104. Truth never damages a cause that is just.
  105. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
  106. Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
  107. Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
  108. Violent men have not been known in history to die to a man. They die up to a point.
  109. We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
  110. What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
  111. What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
  112. When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
  113. When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.
  114. Where love is, there God is also.
  115. Where there is love there is life.
  116. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
  117. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

About Friedrich Nietzsche -

Lived: 15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900
Known To Be:                               German philologist, philosopher, cultural critic, poet and composer
Wiki Link: Friedrich Nietzsche
Notable Ideas:                                           Apollonian and Dionysian, Übermensch · Ressentiment, "Will to power" · "God is dead", Eternal recurrence · Amor fati, Herd instinct · Tschandala, "Last Man" · Perspectivism, Master–slave morality, Transvaluation of values, Nietzschean affirmation
Famous Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche
Famous Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche

Quotes By Friedrich Nietzsche -

  1. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
  2. A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
  3. A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.
  4. A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
  5. A subject for a great poet would be God's boredom after the seventh day of creation.
  6. A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
  7. Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.
  8. Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
  9. All credibility, all good conscience, all evidence of truth come only from the senses.
  10. All sciences are now under the obligation to prepare the ground for the future task of the philosopher, which is to solve the problem of value, to determine the true hierarchy of values.
  11. All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
  12. All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
  13. All truth is simple... is that not doubly a lie?
  14. An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
  15. And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
  16. Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
  17. Art is the proper task of life.
  18. Art raises its head where creeds relax.
  19. Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.
  20. Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
  21. Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
  22. 'Evil men have no songs.' How is it that the Russians have songs?
  23. Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
  24. Faith: not wanting to know what is true.
  25. Fear is the mother of morality.
  26. For art to exist, for any sort of aesthetic activity to exist, a certain physiological precondition is indispensable: intoxication.
  27. Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
  28. Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
  29. Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
  30. God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
  31. Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.
  32. He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
  33. He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
  34. He who laughs best today, will also laughs last.
  35. He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance one cannot fly into flying.
  36. Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
  37. I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.
  38. I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
  39. I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'
  40. I love those who do not know how to live for today.
  41. I would believe only in a God that knows how to Dance.
  42. If there is something to pardon in everything, there is also something to condemn.
  43. In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
  44. In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
  45. In music the passions enjoy themselves.
  46. In the consciousness of the truth he has perceived, man now sees everywhere only the awfulness or the absurdity of existence and loathing seizes him.
  47. In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
  48. In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
  49. Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
  50. Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
  51. It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around.
  52. It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
  53. It is not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, that the lover of knowledge is reluctant to step into its waters.
  54. It is the most sensual men who need to flee women and torment their bodies.
  55. Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms - in themselves such judgments are stupidities.
  56. Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
  57. Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.
  58. Love is not consolation. It is light.
  59. Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.
  60. Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
  61. Mystical explanations are thought to be deep the truth is that they are not even shallow.
  62. Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
  63. Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
  64. Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
  65. Nothing is beautiful, only man: on this piece of naivete rests all aesthetics, it is the first truth of aesthetics. Let us immediately add its second: nothing is ugly but degenerate man - the domain of aesthetic judgment is therewith defined.
  66. Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his own blood.
  67. On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
  68. Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it is even becoming mob.
  69. One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.
  70. Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
  71. Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
  72. Regarding life, the wisest men of all ages have judged alike: it is worthless.
  73. Rejoicing in our joy, not suffering over our suffering, makes someone a friend.
  74. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
  75. Some are made modest by great praise, others insolent.
  76. Stupid as a man, say the women: cowardly as a woman, say the men. Stupidity in a woman is unwomanly.
  77. Success has always been a great liar.
  78. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
  79. The abdomen is the reason why man does not readily take himself to be a god.
  80. The bad gains respect through imitation, the good loses it especially in art.
  81. The best author will be the one who is ashamed to become a writer.
  82. The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.
  83. The doer alone learneth.
  84. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
  85. The future influences the present just as much as the past.
  86. The 'kingdom of Heaven' is a condition of the heart - not something that comes 'upon the earth' or 'after death.'
  87. The lie is a condition of life.
  88. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
  89. The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
  90. There are people who want to make men's lives more difficult for no other reason than the chance it provides them afterwards to offer their prescription for alleviating life their Christianity, for instance.
  91. There are various eyes. Even the Sphinx has eyes: and as a result there are various truths, and as a result there is no truth.
  92. There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
  93. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
  94. There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane.
  95. There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.
  96. There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
  97. There is not enough religion in the world even to destroy religion.
  98. This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.
  99. To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
  100. Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god but who knows my god?
  101. Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
  102. Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.
  103. War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.
  104. We have art in order not to die of the truth.
  105. We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
  106. We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
  107. What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?
  108. What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
  109. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil.
  110. When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.
  111. When art dresses in worn-out material it is most easily recognized as art.
  112. When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.
  113. When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.
  114. When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
  115. Whoever does not have a good father should procure one.
  116. Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too.
  117. Without music, life would be a mistake.
  118. Woman was God's second mistake.
  119. Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.
  120. Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
  121. You say it is the good cause that hallows even war? I say unto you: it is the good war that hallows any cause.

About Ralph Waldo Emerson -

Lived: May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882
Known To Be:           American essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Philosopher
Wiki Link: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Notable Ideas: Self-reliance, Over-soul, Individualism, mysticism
Famous Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson -

  1. A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.
  2. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
  3. A good indignation brings out all one's powers.
  4. A great man is always willing to be little.
  5. A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before.
  6. A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.
  7. A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
  8. A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
  9. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
  10. All diseases run into one, old age.
  11. All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
  12. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
  13. All mankind love a lover.
  14. As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey.
  15. As soon as there is life there is danger.
  16. As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.
  17. Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
  18. Beauty is an outward gift, which is seldom despised, except by those to whom it has been refused.
  19. Beauty without expression is boring.
  20. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
  21. Before we acquire great power we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
  22. Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
  23. Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
  24. Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
  25. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  26. Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
  27. Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.
  28. Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
  29. Each age, it is found, must write its own books or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
  30. Earth laughs in flowers.
  31. Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
  32. Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
  33. Every artist was first an amateur.
  34. Every known fact in natural science was divined by the presentiment of somebody, before it was actually verified.
  35. Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.
  36. Every mind must make its choice between truth and repose. It cannot have both.
  37. Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
  38. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
  39. Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.
  40. Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
  41. For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
  42. Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.
  43. Genius always finds itself a century too early.
  44. God enters by a private door into every individual.
  45. God screens us evermore from premature ideas.
  46. Good men must not obey the laws too well.
  47. Great geniuses have the shortest biographies.
  48. Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.
  49. Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world.
  50. Great men or men of great gifts you shall easily find, but symmetrical men never.
  51. He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
  52. I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
  53. I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization is the influence of good women.
  54. In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
  55. In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.
  56. In the morning a man walks with his whole body in the evening, only with his legs.
  57. It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
  58. It is not length of life, but depth of life.
  59. It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
  60. It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
  61. Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
  62. Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
  63. Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
  64. Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
  65. Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.
  66. Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
  67. Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
  68. Men are what their mothers made them.
  69. Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
  70. Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
  71. Money often costs too much.
  72. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
  73. Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
  74. Nature hates calculators.
  75. Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
  76. No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
  77. No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
  78. No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
  79. Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
  80. Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
  81. Nothing external to you has any power over you.
  82. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
  83. Our best thoughts come from others.
  84. Our faith comes in moments our vice is habitual.
  85. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
  86. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
  87. People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
  88. People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.
  89. Pictures must not be too picturesque.
  90. Power and speed be hands and feet.
  91. Science does not know its debt to imagination.
  92. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
  93. Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
  94. The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
  95. The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
  96. The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
  97. The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
  98. The first wealth is health.
  99. The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
  100. The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  101. The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
  102. The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
  103. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
  104. The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
  105. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
  106. The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
  107. The reason why men do not obey us, is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
  108. The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
  109. The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
  110. The sum of wisdom is that time is never lost that is devoted to work.
  111. The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.
  112. The years teach much which the days never know.
  113. There is a blessed necessity by which the interest of men is always driving them to the right and, again, making all crime mean and ugly.
  114. There is no chance and anarchy in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
  115. This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.
  116. Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
  117. To be great is to be misunderstood.
  118. To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
  119. Trust men and they will be true to you treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
  120. Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
  121. Truth is beautiful, without doubt but so are lies.
  122. Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it, else it is none.
  123. Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
  124. We acquire the strength we have overcome.
  125. We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
  126. We do not yet possess ourselves, and we know at the same time that we are much more.
  127. We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
  128. We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
  129. We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
  130. What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
  131. When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
  132. Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine, a possession for all time.
  133. Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
  134. Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
  135. With the past, I have nothing to do nor with the future. I live now.
  136. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

About Mitt Romney -

Lived: March 12, 1947 –
Known To Be:                              American Politician, Nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election, Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, Management Consultant, Venture Capitalist
Wiki Link: Mitt Romney
Alma mater: Stanford University, Brigham Young University, Harvard University (J.D./M.B.A.)
Famous Quotes By Mitt Romney
Famous Quotes By Mitt Romney

Quotes By Mitt Romney -

  1. All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family - and God's love - this world would be a far more gentle and better place.
  2. America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
  3. And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job.
  4. And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
  5. And that's how it is in America. We look to our communities, our faiths, our families for our joy, our support, in good times and bad. It is both how we live our lives and why we live our lives.
  6. And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
  7. At a time when nobody thought we'd ever see a new steel mill built in America, we took a chance and built one in a corn field in Indiana. Today Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the United States.
  8. Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.
  9. By making bold cuts in spending and commonsense entitlement reforms, we will make our government simpler, smaller, and smarter.
  10. Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.
  11. Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
  12. Democrats want to use the slowdown as an excuse to do what their special interests are always begging for: higher taxes, bigger government and less trade with other nations.
  13. Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
  14. Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.
  15. Even though I love solar and love wind, like most people do, I like the renewable sources, they alone are not going to get America energy independent.
  16. Free enterprise has done more to lift people out of poverty, to help build a strong middle class, to help educate our kids, and to make our lives better than all the programs of government combined.
  17. Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
  18. I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in. That's the America I love.
  19. I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world.
  20. I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social - or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.
  21. I have never once regretted missing a business opportunity so that I could be with my children and grandchildren.
  22. I know what it's like to start a business. I know how extra ordinarily difficult it is to build something from nothing. I know how government kills jobs and, yes, I know how it can help from time- to-time.
  23. I stand ready to lead us down a different path where we're lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success.
  24. I want you to remember when our White House reflected the best of who we are, not the worst of what Europe has become.
  25. I went to Massachusetts to make a difference. I didn't go there to begin a political career running time and time again. I made a difference. I put in place the things I wanted to do.
  26. I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of a opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises.
  27. If we become one of those societies that attack success, why not come as certain there will be a lot less success? And that's not who we are.
  28. Instead of just giving lip service to improving our schools, I will actually put the kids first and the teachers union behind in giving our kids better teachers, better options and better choices for a better future.
  29. Instead of leading the world by how much we borrow, it's time that we make sure we lead the world in how much we build and create and invest.
  30. Internationally, President Obama has adopted an appeasement strategy. He believes America's role as leader in the world is a thing of the past. I believe a strong America must - and will - lead the future.
  31. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign is the truth.
  32. It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with.
  33. It's opportunity. It's opportunity, not a check from government - it's opportunity that has always driven America and defined us as Americans.
  34. It's time for the party of big ideas, not the party of Big Brother!
  35. Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
  36. Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.
  37. Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores, they can be competitive with the best in the world. And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.
  38. Men and women of every faith and good people with none at all sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life.
  39. Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.
  40. Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow. And now it's time for you to get out of the way.
  41. My dad had been born in Mexico and his family had to leave during the Mexican revolution.
  42. My leadership will end the Obama era and begin a new era of American prosperity.
  43. My mom and dad gave their kids the greatest gift of all - the gift of unconditional love. They cared deeply about who we would be, and much less about what we would do.
  44. My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way.
  45. No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.
  46. Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, 'I'm an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!' So here we stand. Americans have a choice.
  47. Now workers should have the right to join unions. But unions should not be forced upon workers. And unions should not have the power to take money our of their members' paychecks to buy the support of politicians that are favored by the union bosses.
  48. On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats. He forced through Obama-care and I will repeal it.
  49. Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.
  50. Our nation is too different, too diverse to say that what works in Massachusetts is somehow going to be grabbed by the federal government, usurping the power of states and imposing a one-size-fits-all plan on the nation. That will not work.
  51. Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.
  52. People from both political parties have long recognized that welfare without work creates negative incentives that lead to permanent poverty. It robs people of self-esteem.
  53. Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.
  54. President Barack Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history. And that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this President throughout history.
  55. President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.
  56. President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. My promise... is to help you and your family.
  57. President Obama's view of a free economy is to send your money to his friends. My vision for a free enterprise economy is to return entrepreneurship and genius and creativity to the American people!
  58. Religious freedom opens a door for Americans that is closed to too many others around the world. But whether we walk through that door, and what we do with our lives after we do, is up to us.
  59. Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families.
  60. Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.
  61. The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.
  62. The answer for healthcare is market incentives, not healthcare by a Godzilla-sized government bureaucracy.
  63. The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.
  64. The Cuban people still live in constant fear of a brutal totalitarian regime that has demonstrated time and again its utter disregard for basic human dignity. The fight for a free Cuba has gone on for far too long.
  65. The invisible hand of the market always moves faster and better than the heavy hand of government.
  66. The promise of America has always been that if you worked hard, had the right values, took some risks, that there was an opportunity to build a better life for your family and for your next generation.
  67. The right way to reign in healthcare costs is not by applying more government and more controls and making it more like the post office, it's by making it more like a consumer-driven market.
  68. The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall,' a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.
  69. Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.
  70. This is the America that I love. This is a great people. We can do anything. We can achieve anything. We've got a government that has gotten in the way of the American people. We're going to change that in November.
  71. This President takes his inspiration from the capitals of Europe we look to the cities and small towns of America. This President puts his faith in government. We put our faith in the American people.
  72. Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index and its at a record high. Its going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work - its going to take a new president.
  73. Together we will build an America where hope is a new job with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.
  74. Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business.
  75. We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.
  76. We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.
  77. We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.
  78. We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.
  79. What does it say about a president's policies when he has to use a cartoon character rather than real people to justify his record? What does it say about the fiction of old liberalism to insist that good jobs and good schools and good wages will result
  80. When my mom ran for the Senate, my dad was there for her every step of the way. I can still hear her saying in her beautiful voice, 'Why should women have any less say than men, about the great decisions facing our nation?'
  81. When you raise taxes on small business, from 35% to 40%, you will kill jobs.
  82. You balance the budget by restraining the growth of government and encouraging the growth of the private sector.

About Henry David Thoreau -

Lived: July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862
Known To Be:           American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian
Wiki Link: Henry David Thoreau
Notable Ideas: Abolitionism, tax resistance, development criticism, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, direct action, environmentalism, anarchism, simple living
Free Audio Books:                   Walden
Famous Quotes By Henry David Thoreau
Famous Quotes By Henry David Thoreau

Quotes By Henry David Thoreau -

  1. None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
  2. A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
  3. The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
  4. There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone.
  5. They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar.
  6. The perception of beauty is a moral test.
  7. Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!
  8. Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
  9. I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains. I do not wish to go below now.
  10. The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
  11. It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
  12. Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
  13. Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
  14. Things do not change we change.
  15. Dreams are the touchstones of our character.
  16. Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt, I should not believe.
  17. Faith never makes a confession.
  18. The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
  19. The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.
  20. Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams.
  21. God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.
  22. Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
  23. A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
  24. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
  25. Be not simply good - be good for something.
  26. As for doing good that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
  27. I have seen how the foundations of the world are laid, and I have not the least doubt that it will stand a good while.
  28. That government is best which governs least.
  29. How does it become a man to behave towards the American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
  30. Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
  31. Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
  32. Being is the great explainer.
  33. The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.
  34. 'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
  35. It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
  36. This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
  37. It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart it being much more sensitive.
  38. Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
  39. Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
  40. True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
  41. It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
  42. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
  43. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
  44. The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
  45. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
  46. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
  47. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good be good for something.
  48. There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
  49. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
  50. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
  51. Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
  52. Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
  53. The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
  54. If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
  55. There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
  56. Live the life you've dreamed.
  57. There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.
  58. A man cannot be said to succeed in this life who does not satisfy one friend.
  59. There is no remedy for love but to love more.
  60. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
  61. If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
  62. Do what you love. Know your own bone gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
  63. Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
  64. Those whom we can love, we can hate to others we are indifferent.
  65. May we so love as never to have occasion to repent of our love!
  66. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.
  67. Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
  68. Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
  69. I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
  70. Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
  71. Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
  72. While civilization has been improving our houses, it has not equally improved the men who are to inhabit them. It has created palaces, but it was not so easy to create noblemen and kings.
  73. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
  74. It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes.
  75. If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see.
  76. The law will never make a man free it is men who have got to make the law free.
  77. We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
  78. Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
  79. I have thought there was some advantage even in death, by which we mingle with the herd of common men.
  80. Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul.
  81. To have done anything just for money is to have been truly idle.
  82. An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
  83. All men are children, and of one family. The same tale sends them all to bed, and wakes them in the morning.
  84. The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
  85. I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.
  86. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
  87. What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
  88. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
  89. When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
  90. Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
  91. The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
  92. If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
  93. Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
  94. There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
  95. Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
  96. The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
  97. To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
  98. Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
  99. There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
  100. There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
  101. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
  102. Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
  103. There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life.
  104. Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
  105. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right.
  106. Men have a respect for scholarship and learning greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
  107. Make the most of your regrets never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
  108. What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
  109. As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society.
  110. I had three chairs in my house one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
  111. In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.
  112. Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
  113. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
  114. I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  115. We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
  116. Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
  117. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
  118. It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
  119. Men have become the tools of their tools.
  120. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
  121. If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and en
  122. A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man's life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.
  123. As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
  124. The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
  125. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
  126. I am sorry to think that you do not get a man's most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
  127. Truth is always in harmony with herself, and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice that may consist with wrong-doing.
  128. It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak, and another to hear.
  129. No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
  130. The rarest quality in an epitaph is truth.
  131. The lawyer's truth is not Truth, but consistency or a consistent expediency.
  132. What is human warfare but just this an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
  133. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
  134. It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
  135. All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
  136. Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without.
  137. To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
  138. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
  139. Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
  140. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
  141. Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
  142. If it is surely the means to the highest end we know, can any work be humble or disgusting? Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder, the means by which we are translated?

Life is beautiful. I hope below videos will make you realize it. Being sad is easy, be brave by being Happy.

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  • Very Inspiring Speech by Siddhu (Indian Cricketer)

    1. You got to be believer first then you become achiever
    2. Doubt creates a mountain and faith tunnels through the mountain
    3. Sympathies are for the weak, and the weak goes to the cooking pot.
    4. Biggest room in this world, is the room for improvement
    5. दुनियामे सबसे बड़ा रोग, मेरे बारे में क्या कहेंगे लोग !!! (The biggest disease in the world is keep wondering what people thing about you)
    6. Don't compete with others, compete with yourself
  • Philosophy for a happy life by Sam Berns. RIP!!

    1. Don't waste your energy feeling bad for yourself
    2. Surround yourself with the people you like and keep moving forward
    3. Be OK with what you ultimately can't do, because there is so much which you CAN do
  • Believe me, Pain is temporary!!

    1. It is not about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It’s How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.
    2. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period.
    3. Don't ever, ever give up! Don't be a quitter!!
  • What are the secretes of Happy Life?

    1. Can we please stop being negative about ourselves?
    2. Engage yourself in something you like. Remember, Empty mind is devil's home.
    3. Focus on what you have rather than regretting about what you don't have
    4. It's YOUR life, no one else is responsible for that. Every one is on their own. So stop expecting favors from others, right now!
    5. Forget about bad things happened in past. Yeah, it is possible!
  • Can we all be kind towards each other?

    1. Hug some one
    2. Spread Love
    3. Make people smile
    4. Help someone in need
    5. Yeah, it feels a lot better

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Each one of following MUST_SEE_BEFORE_YOU_DIE movies alarm that ' Life is precious, don't waste it'

  • Forest Gump

    • A very refreshing feel-good movie that is always entertaining and compelling. Epic in scope and triumphant in spirit, Forrest Gump is a master piece of film-making.It scored impressive 6 Oscars in 1995, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.
    • "Life is like a box a chocolate, you never know what your going to get."
    • "Stupid is as stupid does."

  • The Shawshank Redemption
    • A story about hope and dreams and a 'life affirming' tale about life imprisonment. Watching it is both spiritually uplifting and cathartic. You will get that inspirational jump-start frame after frame.
    • "Get busy living or get busy dying."
    • "Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."

  • The Pursuit Of HappYness
    • A brilliant and sweet inspiring film that really shows that if you try hard enough you can get almost whatever you want. You may come out rebuking yourself for your laziness or your choices or your fatalism or your fears, but you will come out glad you saw this movie.
    • "You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period."
    • "Don't ever let somebody tell you... You can't do something. Not even me. All right?"

  • Rudy

  • Gladiator

  • The Social Network

  • Remember The Titans

  • BraveHeart

  • 12 Angry Men

  • If Only

  • Pride & Prejudice

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