All theory is gray, my friend. But forever green is the tree of life.
My days are as happy as those reserved by God for his elect; and whatever be my fate hereafter, I can never say that I have not tasted joy- the purest joy of life.
Would you require a wretched being, whose life is slowly wasting under a lingering disease, to despatch himself at once by the stroke of a dagger? Does not the very disorder which consumes his strength deprive him of the courage to effect his deliverance?
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator.
Like it, no sign of life thou giv'st to me;
Compared with thee, the stone appears to glow.
Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Life teaches us to be less severe with ourselves and others.
Those who hope for no other life are dead even for this.
Death is Nature's expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Character develops itself in the stream of life.
All theory, dear friend, is gray but the precious tree of life is green.
An unused life is an early death.
There is nothing in life so irrational, that good sense And chance may not set it to rights nothing so rational, that folly and chance may not utterly confound it.
Genius develops in quiet places, Character out in the full current of human life.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Dear friend, all theory is gray, And green the golden tree of life.
Superstition is poetry of life, so that it does not injure the poet to be superstitious
Art is long, life short judgment difficult, opportunity transient.
A useless life is an early death.
All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.
Impartiality is the life of justice, as justice is of all good government
Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
We lay aside letters never to read them again, and at last we destroy them out discretion, and so disappears the most immediate breath of life, irrecoverably for ourselves and for others.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
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