Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget…
More quotes by Leo Tolstoy
I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.
More quotes about Wisdom
The liar’s punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
Ahh, that mountain of self-discovery. Every time you have reached the summit, the clouds clear and you see there is still a ways to go. Don’t look up with thoughts of despair; thinking how much further do I have to go?! Take a moment and look back to see how far you have come. Don’t lose sight of your accomplishments, and focus on the continued commitment to self-discovery and development.
It is, I fear, but a vain show of fulfilling the heathen precept, Know thyself, and too often leads to a self-estimate which will subsist in the absence of that fruit by which alone the quality of the tree is made evident.
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
What old people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
For my part, I consider that it will be found much better by all parties to leave the past to history, especially as I propose to write that history myself.
We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose – some for cash and some for political influence. We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to prepare for the long haul, the rise and fall, and let neither define your sense of self.