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Our Whole Life Is An Attempt To Discover When Our Spontaneity Is Whimsical, Sentimental Irresponsiblity And When It Is A Valid Expression Of Our Deepest Desires And Values.
~ Helen Merrell Lynd
Only A Life Lived For Others Is A Life Worthwhile.
~ Albert Einstein
Sleep After Toil, Port After Stormy Seas, Ease After War, Death After Life Does Greatly Please.
~ Edmund Spenser, 1590
Modern War Has Decimated Many A Country; But It Has Always Spawned Millions Of Bureaucrats. They Fatten On Shortages And Thrive On Trouble. Peace Can Never Offer Such Opportunities For Exercising Petty Tyrannies, Using Red Tape To Regiment The Individual And Making Life Generally Unpleasant.
~ Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. (New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960), p. 104
I Know Of No More Encouraging Fact Than The Unquestionable Ability Of Man To Elevate His Life By Conscious Endeavor.
~ Henry David Thoreau
None Has More Frequent Conversations With A Disagreeable Self Than The Man Of Pleasure; His Enthusiasms Are But Few And Transient; His Appetites, Like Angry Creditors, Are Continually Making Fruitless Demands For What He Is Unable To Pay; And The Greater His Former Pleasures, The More Strong His Regret, The More Impatient His Expectations. A Life Of Pleasure Is, Therefore, The Most Unpleasing Life.
~ James Goldsmith
When You Have Seen As Much Of Life As I Have, You Will Not Underestimate The Power Of Obsessive Love.
~ J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince, 2005
God, I Dont Have Great Faith, But I Can Be Faithful. My Belief In You May Be Seasonal, But My Faithfulness Will Not. I Will Follow In The Way Of Christ. I Will Act As Though My Life And The Lives Of Others Matter. I Will Love. I Have No Greater Gift To Offer Than My Life. Take It.
~ Real Live Preache
The One Whose Judgment Counts Most In Your Life Is The One Staring Back In The Glass.
~ Unknown
One Thing Life Has Taught Me: If You Are Interested, You Never Have To Look For New Interests. They Come To You. When You Are Genuinely Interested In One Thing, It Will Always Lead To Something Else.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Self-reverence, Self Knowledge, Self-control. These Three Alone Lead Life To Sovereign Power.
~ Lord Tennyson
All This Will Not Be Finished In The First 100 Days. Nor Will It Be Finished In The First 1, 000 Days, Nor In The Life Of This Administration, Nor Even Perhaps In Our Lifetime On This Planet. But Let Us Begin.
~ John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, 1961