Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager, longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent, overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink of water; of the famished man for bread and meat
The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
-George Bernard Shaw
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
When handling a customers complaint, remember: If you can't fix it, don't drop it.
Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
It is better to be old-fashioned and right than to be up-to-date and wrong.
When the fate of the nation is at risk, trust no one.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Influence: What you think you have until you try to use it.
All emotions are pure which gather you and lift you up; that emotion is impure which seizes only one side of your being and so distorts you.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.
No man can fight his way to the top and stay at the top without exercising the fullest measure of grit, courage, determination, resolution. Every man who gets anywhere does so because he has first firmly resolved to progress in the world and then has enough stick-to-it-tiveness to transform his resolution into reality. Without resolution, no man can win any worthwhile place among his fellow men.
-B. C. Forbes
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
I asked God for all things , that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things.
One is hardly sensible of fatigue while he marches to music.
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
~ C. S. Lewis
The only thing you will ever accomplish by worrying is to elevate your stress levels.
~ Catherine Pulsifer
My heart to you is given: Oh, do give yours to me; we'll lock them up together, and throw away the key.
- Frederick Saunders
A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time.
One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
-W. Somerset Maugham
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