"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
Bertrand Russell


"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
Aldous Huxley


"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
Samuel Johnson


"Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace."
Robert J. Sawyer


"The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer."
Victor Borge

"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."
Unknown


"It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not."
Jeremy Taylor


"We make war that we may live in peace."
Aristotle

"As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something."
Hagar the Horrible


"If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."
Frank A. Clark


"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
Lao-tzu


"We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman,—scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang."
Colley Cibber

"The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not."
Eric Hoffer


"The life which is unexamined is not worth living."
Plato


"Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


"Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice."
George Jackson


"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."
Baltasar Gracian

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
Helen Keller


"A weapon is a device for making your enemy change his mind."
Lois McMaster Bujold


"Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it."
Christopher Morley

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
Storm Jameson 


"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right."
Laurens Van der Post


"The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."
Herbert Agar


"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
John F. Kennedy

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
H. G. Wells

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."
Victor Borge


"Silence is the virtue of fools."
Sir Francis Bacon


"Guilt is anger directed at ourselves--at what we did or did not do."
Peter McWilliams


"The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch."
Michael Friedman

"The road to a friend's house is never long." 
-Danish proverb 


"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." 
-Muhammad Ali 

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


"Friends are treasures." 
-Horace Bruns 

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." 
-Buddha 


"He who has a thousand friends
Has not a friend to spare,
While he who has one enemy
Shall meet him everywhere." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." 
-Elbert Hubbard 


"The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?" 
-Eugene Kennedy 


"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow grow, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." 
-George Washington 

"True friends stab you in the front." 
-Oscar Wilde 


"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up." 
-James Baldwin 


"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." 
-James Baldwin 


"Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life." 
-Smiley Blanton 


"The best proof of love is trust." 
-Joyce Brothers 

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." 
-H. Jackson Brown Jr. 


"Where there is great love, there are always wishes." 
-Willa Cather 


"Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain." 
-Leo Buscaglia 


"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together." 
-La Bruyere 


"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows; Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last; To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die; You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose." 
-Rob Cella 


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great." 
-Comte DeBussy-Rabutin 


"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame." 
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge 

"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life." 
-Joseph Conrad 


"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great." 
-Comte DeBussy-Rabutin 


We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end." 
-Benjamin Disraeli 


"Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks." 
-John Donne, "The Bait" 


"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love." 
-Henry Drummond 


"Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind." 
-T. S. Eliot, "Four Quartets" 


"The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence." 
-Albert Ellis 

"All mankind love a lover." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


"The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do." 
-Nan Fairbrother 


"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two." 
-Erich Fromm 


"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'" 
-Erich Fromm 

"Where there is love there is life." 
-Mahatma Gandhi 


"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." 
-Judy Garland 


"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit." 
-Kahlil Gibran, "The Vision" 


"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so." 
-David Grayson 


"There is only one terminal dignity -- love." 
-Helen Hayes 

"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." 
-Victor Hugo 


"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved." 
-Victor Hugo 


"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion." 
-Javan 


"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." 
-J. Krishnamurti 


"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." 
-Lao-Tzu 


"The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life." 
-Lydia Maria Child 

"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished." 
-Og Mandino 


"Do all things with love." 
-Og Mandino 


"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love." 
-Anais Nin 

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." 
-Plato 


"We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection." 
-Sidney Poitier 


"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not." 
-La Rochefoucauld 


"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead." 
-Bertrand Russell 


"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love." 
-Stendhal 

"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be." 
-Anna Louise Strong 


"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." 
-Mother Theresa 


"We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake." 
-Erich Fromm


"One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams." 
-E. V. Lucas 


"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." 
-Orison Swett Marden 


"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country." 
-Anais Nin


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." 
-Eleanor Roosevelt 


"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real." 
-Tupac Shakur 


"Dreams are the touchstones of our character." 
-Henry David Thoreau 


Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Barry Switzer


He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana


"Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours." 
-Swedish Proverb 


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." 
-Anon. 


"Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique." 
-Anon. 


"Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead." 
-Anon. 


"Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up." 
-Anon. 


"Life is wasted on the living." 
-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 


"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't." 
-Richard Bach 


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." 
-Josh Billings 


"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live." 
-Joan Borysenko 


"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." 
-Buddha 

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." 
-John Burroughs 

  
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." 
-Robert Byrne 


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


"All life is an experiment." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 


"It is not length of life, but depth of life." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." 
-Harvey Fierstein 


"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." 
-Robert Frost 


"It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts." 
-Millard Fuller 


"Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." 
-Mahatma Gandhi 


"What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us." 
-Oliver Wendell Holmes 

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." 
-William James 


"Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact." 
-William James 


"This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it." 
-William James 


"The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." 
-W. M. Lewis 


"Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul." 
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

"Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive." 
-Warren Miller 


"Everything has been figured out, except how to live." 
-Jean-Paul Sartre 


"Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be." 
-Jeremy Schwartz 


"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued." 
-Socrates 


For some life lasts a short while, but the memories it holds last forever. 
-Laura Swenson 


"May you live every day of your life." 
-Jonathan Swift 


"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times." 
-Anon. 

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead." 
-Scottish Proverb 


"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy." 
-Robert Anthony 


"...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it..." 
-Aristotle 


"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." 
-H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 


"To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance." 
-Buddha 

"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." 
-Allan K. Chalmers 

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action." 
-Benjamin Disraeli 


"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." 
-Ben Franklin 

"He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home." 
-Johann von Goethe 


"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life." 
-Burton Hills 


"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." 
-Helen Keller 


"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive." 
-Henry Miller 


"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." 
-Cynthia Nelms 


"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society." 
-William Makepeace Thackeray 


"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." 
-Mark Twain 

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." 
-Oscar Wilde