The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.
— Alfred North Whitehead
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
— Herman Melville
The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
— John Greenleaf Whittier
The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to express gratitude for.
— Zig Ziglar
He who lives in the future lives in a featureless blank; he lives in impersonality; he lives in Nirvana. The past is democratic, because it is a people. The future is despotic, because it is a caprice. Every man is alone in his prediction, just as each man is alone in a dream.
— G. K. Chesterton
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy.
— Havelock Ellis
Happiness will never be any greater than the idea we have of it.
— Maurice Maeterlinck
I believe in liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls; the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.
— W. E. B. Du Bois