A truth that disheartens because it is true is of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
To disdain today is to prove that yesterday has been misunderstood.
Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
You do well to have visions of a better life than of every day, but it is the life of every day from which the elements of a better life must come.
Topics: The Present
Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this, there can be no nobler aim in life.
Can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?
I have done what I could do in life, and if I could not do better, I did not deserve it. In vain have I tried to step beyond what bound me. Despite my years, I am still trying.
Topics: Realistic Expectations, Awareness, Expectations, Achievements, Realization, Acceptance
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
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