Give a man health and a course to steer, and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw
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You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it, than you do to consume wealth without producing it.
I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
He’s a man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
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I’m proof against that word failure. I’ve seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.
The difficult task of knowing another soul is not for young gentlemen whose consciousness is chiefly made up of their own wishes.