A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty saying are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
— George D. Prentice
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
— Mary Shelley
You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.
— Barbara De Angelis
Keep strong if possible; in any case, keep cool.
— B. H. Liddell Hart
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
— Wendell Willkie
If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
— Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu
When you finally go back to your old hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.
— Sam Ewing
A gentleman is one who is too brave to lie, too generous to cheat, and who takes his share of the world and lets other people have theirs.
— Paul G. Hoffman
Common sense is strengthened by joy.
— Nachman of Breslov
We should wage war not to win war, but to win peace.
— Paul G. Hoffman
Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
— Iris Murdoch
If there is anything that can be called genius, it consists chiefly in the ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind, till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
— Thomas Reid
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.
— Alan Alda
The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.
— Witter Bynner
We’ll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes.
— Mickey Rivers
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
— Cary Grant
Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve things, as revenge. To show that I could.
— Roman Polanski