Our lives are measured not by gain but giving
Many run about after happiness like an absent-minded man hunting for his hat, while it is in his hand or on his head.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
—Aesop (Greek Fabulist)
Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
—Washington Irving (American Author)
Character is higher than intellect… a great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Philosopher)
A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon on one thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light.
Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely, the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears, when you give your whole attention to it.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti (Indian Philosopher)
No matter how good you are, there’s a lot of luck involved.
—Reggie Miller (American Sportsperson)
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
—William C. Durant (American Entrepreneur)