We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
More quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt
I could never be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
More quotes about Wisdom
My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
The ocean is a wilderness reaching round the globe, wilder than a Bengal jungle, and fuller of monsters, washing the very wharves of our cities and the gardens of our sea-side residences.
You’ll never get anywhere if you go about what-iffing like that. Would Columbus have discovered America if he’d said What if I sink on the way over? What if I meet pirates? What if I never come back?’ He wouldn’t even have started.
That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.
I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking. The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
Once you truly understand that it is okay to lose or fail, you are free, you have nothing to fear, and only then, can nothing in this world hold you back.