The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830 )
Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian.
Denis Diderot, philosopher (1713-1784)
Here lives a free man. Nobody serves him.
Albert Camus, writer, philosopher, Nobel laureate (1913-1960 )
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860 )
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )
I don't need time. What I need is a deadline.
Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (1899-1974)
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.
Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author (1955- )
The horse is not judged by the saddle.
German proverb, ( )
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or health; acquaintance, but not happiness.