The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.
Quote by William Hazlitt
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No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
The love of liberty is the love of others the love of power is the love of ourselves.
The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.
If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators.
A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.
In this business it takes time to be really good - and by that time, you're obsolete.
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
I was raised in an atmosphere of 'everything's fine.' But as I got older, I was like, 'Well no, everything's not fine. There is stuff that's sad.' I am a really sensitive person. I think I am too sensitive sometimes.
Madonna remains the most visible performer on the planet, as well as one of the wealthiest, but would anyone seriously say that artistic self-development is her primary motivating principle? She is too busy with Kabbalah, fashion merchandising, adoption melodramas, the gym, and ill-starred horseback riding to study art.
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
Air travel is the safest form of travel aside from walking even then, the chances of being hit by a public bus at 30,000 feet are remarkably slim. I also have no problem with confined spaces. Or heights. What I am afraid of is speed.
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
An idea is salvation by imagination.