Why aren't more gems from our great authors scattered over the country? Great books aren't within everybody's reach.
Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
It is delightful to transport one's self into the spirit of the past, to see how a wise man has thought before us, and to what glorious height we have at last reached.
Time is of of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago.
The diamond may adorn royalty, regardless of personal worth; but jewels of thought render even poverty illustrious and sublime.
“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.”
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.”
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.”
There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it [on Goodreads].”
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.”
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”
“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.“
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.“
Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.
When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy.
Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.
There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. We need to understand our environment and our relationship to it. We need to fulfill certain inner hungers: the need for happiness, for peace of mind -- for wisdom.