You should always own a black dress because no one ever remembers a black dress.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
To be mature you have to realize what you value most… Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.
More quotes about Wisdom
The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.
Pity the man who has a character to support – it is worse than a large family – he is silent poor indeed.
It may be that we shall, by a process of sublime irony, have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance. Success comes from within, not from without.
When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.