I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
— Jean Anouilh
The richest endowments of the mind are temperance, prudence, and fortitude. Prudence is a universal virtue, which enters into the composition of all the rest; and where she is not, fortitude loses its name and nature.
Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.
— Thomas J. Watson
Death is not the greatest loss in life, the greatest loss is what dies in us while we are still alive.
— Norman Cousins
We are able to find everything in our memory, which is like a dispensary or chemical laboratory in which chance steers our hand sometimes to a soothing drug and sometimes to a dangerous poison.
— Marcel Proust
If you are ever in doubt as to whether to kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
— Thomas Carlyle
Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.
— Gustave Flaubert