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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Do not measure success by today's harvest. Measure success by the seeds you plant today.
Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.
When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.
The person who has stopped being thankful has fallen asleep in life.
To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
I will make you brooches and toys for your delight Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night. I will make a palace fit for you and me Of green days in forests and blue days at sea.
A generous prayer is never presented in vain; the petition may be refused, but the petitioner is always, I believe, rewarded by some gracious visitation.
Everyone lives by selling something.
The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
Jekyll had more than a father's interest; Hyde had more than a son's indifference.
Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
If he be Mr. Hyde" he had thought, "I shall be Mr. Seek.
Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name.
That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much.
We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of pain and fear.
Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.
There is nothing but God's grace. We walk upon it; we breathe it; we live and die by it; it makes the nails and axles of the universe.
Be what you are, and become what you are capable of becoming.
Nothing like a little judicious levity.
It takes hard writing to make easy reading.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.
The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
The truth that is suppressed by friends is the readiest weapon of the enemy.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
The bold may not live long, but the timid never live at all.
The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.
The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish.
You seem to me to be a pretty lucky young man; keep your eyes open to your mercies. That part of piety is eternal; and the man who forgets to be grateful has fallen asleep in life.
Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Give us grace and strength to forbear and to persevere. Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind, spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies.