If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
—Clarence Darrow (American Lawyer)
Try to do to others as you would have them do to you, and do not be discouraged if they fail sometimes. It is much better that they should fail than that you should.
—Charles Dickens (English Novelist)
Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice.
—Eleanor Roosevelt (American First Lady)
The beginning and almost the end of all good law is that everyone shall work for their bread and receive good bread for their work.
—John Ruskin (English Art Critic)
The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.
Share weight and woe, for misfortune falls with double force on him that stands alone.
Our worries always come from our weaknesses.
—Joseph Joubert (French Essayist)
There are in life as many aspects as attitudes towards it; and aspects change with attitudes… Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.
—Katherine Mansfield (New Zealand-born British Author)
Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.
—Jawaharlal Nehru (Indian Head of State)
Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity.
—G. K. Chesterton (English Journalist)
We sometimes think we hate flattery, when we only hate the manner in which we have been flattered.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld