Can any man or woman choose duties? No more that they can choose their birthplace, or their father or mother.
Quote by George Eliot
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Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
Wear a smile and have friends, wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
The truth may be out there, but lies are inside your head.
Hard work pays, evil doesn't.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
At the New York Athletic Club they serve amazing food. People go there, get healthy, and then eat themselves to death - which is, I suppose, the right way to do it.
Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope - and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.
Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief.
The country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We have to offer an alternative vision.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.