Trusty, dusky, vivid, true, With eyes of gold and bramble-dew, Steel-true and blade-straight, The great artificer made my mate.
If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.
Small is the trust when love is green
In sap of early years;
A little thing steps in between
And kisses turn to tears.
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
We must accept life for what it actually is - a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.
The world has no room for cowards.
The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
O Love, and what care we?
Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.
To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children who has filled his niche and accomplished his task, who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauties, nor failed to express it who has always looked for the best in others and given the best he had whose life is an inspiration whose memory a benediction.
When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.
To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else.
Even if we take matrimony at its lowest, even if we regard it as no more than a sort of friendship recognized by the police.
We live in an ascending scale when we live happily, one thing leading to another in an endless series.
I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something.
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.
The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.
O. Henry - Napoleon Hill - Thomas Kuhn - Michael Cunningham - Margaret J. Wheatley - Ivo Andric - Dr. Seuss - Denis Waitley - Bernardo Bertolucci - Ayn Rand