The man who views the world at 50, the same as h e did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.
Who does not grow; declines.
There is no reason why the same man should like the same book at 18 and at 48.
Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
Honor de Balzac
He has great tranquillity of heart who cares neither for the praises nor the fault finding of men.
One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It's easy to say no, even if it means dying.
G. K. Chesterton
A dead thing can g o with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.
Life is an echo. What you send out; you get back. What you give; you receive.
When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
Henri Frederic Amiel
The man, who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
If you can't make it better, you can laugh at it.
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
William Lyon Phelps
This is the first test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him.
The future comes one day at a time.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.