Thaw with her gentle persuasion is more powerful than Thor with his hammer. The one melts, the other breaks into pieces.
~Henry David Thoreau
The way to wealth is as plain as the way to market. It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality: that is, waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both. Without industry and frugality nothing will do, and with them everything.
There’s probably not one age at which you’re peak on most things, much less all of them.
-Neuroscientist Joshua Hartshorne
The above quote is taken from a WSJ article entitled It’s Never Too Late to Start a Brilliant Career.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
~Carl Gustav Jung
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
~Paulo Coelho, Brida
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
~Winston S. Churchill
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman