We ust find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.
Quote by George Eliot
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No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
It is easy to say how we love new friends and what we think of them but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old.
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
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.
When one is grateful for something too good for common thanks, writing is less unsatisfactory than speech-one does not, at least, hear how inadequate the words are.
Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
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.
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
My dad taught me from my youngest childhood memories through these connections with Aboriginal and tribal people that you must always protect people's sacred status, regardless of the pest.
Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
If you go and talk to most people, they mean well but they don't have much of a breadth on education, of knowledge of understanding what the real issues are and therefore they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they are supposed to think and they keep repeating that until pretty soon they say, 'Oh, well that must be true.'
I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this it just doesn't feel right at my age.
When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.
The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
In the course of history, men come to see that iron necessity is neither iron nor necessary.
I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.
Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.