People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding up a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
—Laurence Sterne (Irish Anglican Novelist)
Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.
—Vincent van Gogh (Dutch Painter)
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
—Jane Austen (English Novelist)
Thought means life, since those who do not think do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
—Amos Bronson Alcott (American Teacher)
The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly.
—Ben Jonson (English Dramatist)
We must try not to sink beneath our anguish… but battle on.
—J. K. Rowling (British Children’s Books Writer)
The end of all wisdom is love, love, love.
—Ramana Maharshi (Indian Hindu Mystic)
Love that cares, listens.
—Paul Tillich (American Lutheran Theologian)
Heaven and hell is right now … You make it heaven or you make it hell by your actions.
—George Harrison (English Singer)
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
—Thomas Merton (French-born American Clergyman)
We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
—Werner Heisenberg (German Theoretical Physicist)
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
—Henry Fielding (English Novelist)