The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Quote by William James
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The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
If the grace of God miraculously operates, it probably operates through the subliminal door.
The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men.
The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live.
Never listen to the lyrics of failure.. The music comes To life...
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world.
We believe in government involvement that leads to independence: good schools, quality roads and the best health care.
I missed my home - like the physicality of my home, I missed my friends and my family mostly and just hanging out and being in your home country - culturally it feels right and that is what I miss.