Be not simply good – be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
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It seems to me that the god that is commonly worshipped in civilized countries is not at all divine, though he bears a divine name, but is the overwhelming authority and respectability of mankind combined. Men reverence one another, not yet God.
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
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Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it’s what he descends to that shames the human race.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
She was taken by surprise at quite how breathtaking the twinkle in her eyes was. She listened and watched attentively, magnetized. As butterflies danced on her lips, her own stomach felt butterflies.
I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.