Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Quote by Norman Cousins
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Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started.
It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas - a place where history comes to life.
Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood.
History is a vast early warning system.
We will not have peace by afterthought.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives - the death of genuine feeling, the death of inspired response, the awareness that makes it possible to feel the pain or the glory of other men in yourself.
It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
There is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others. I refer not to Evil, whose limited realm is that of ethics; I refer to the infinite.
There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I've realized that it's time for me to show my audience that you don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.
Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.
I like women, but you can't always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog's name and then I asked, 'Does he bite?' and she said, 'No.' And I said, 'So how does he eat?' Liar!
Boredom is... a vital problem for the moralist, since half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.