True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances, and not to act always the same way under a change of circumstances.
—John C. Calhoun
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Less is more.
—Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
If a man offend a harmless, pure, and innocent person, the evil falls back upon that fool, like light dust thrown up against the wind.
The most important of life’s battles is the one we fight daily in the silent chambers of the soul.
—David O. McKay
The words of wicked people are totally different from their thoughts and their actions totally disagree with their words. On the other hand, great people are consistent in their thoughts, words and deeds.
Names are changed more readily than doctrines, and doctrines more readily than ceremonies.
—Thomas Love Peacock
Victory may be honorable to the arms, but shameful to the counsels of the nation.
—Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke
Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves create suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress happens when your mind resists what is…The only problem in your life is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.
Key to being liked: While retaining integrity, do more agreeing, amplifying, empathizing. do less arguing, one-upping, yes-butting.
Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.
Science is the systematic classification of experience.
—George Henry Lewes
Everyone points to the other man, who, according to him, is happier. But the only one, who has the courage to declare that he is truly happy, is he who has relinquished all his passions and hungers from within.