Courtesy Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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The artists must be sacrificed to their art. Like the bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give.
The glory of friendship is not in the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is in the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
I do not hesitate to read all good books in translations. What is really best in any book is translatable – any real insight or broad human sentiment.
More quotes about Wisdom
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
I think that age is irrelevant. We’re all pretty much spiritual beings – I consider myself to be about eighty-five. I feel like I’m ancient, like two thousand years old.
Standing on the doorstep of desire, I hold this bouquet like a gun and these vows like a petition for the death penalty.
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world – and never will.