God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
—Billy Graham (American Baptist Religious Leader)
He gains a great deal who loses a vain hope.
You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.
—Julie de Lespinasse (French Salon Hostess)
What you have to do is work with the raw material you have, namely you, and never let up.
—Helen Gurley Brown (American Publisher)
The injuries of life, if rightly improved, will be to us as the strokes of the statuary on his marble, forming us to a more beautiful shape, and making us fitter to adorn the heavenly temple.
—Cotton Mather (American Clergyman)
He alone has lost the art to live who cannot win new friends.
—Silas Weir Mitchell (American Physician, Writer)
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
—Aaron Copland (American Composer)
As society becomes more and more mechanized, it will be more and more difficult for many people to stand the nervous strain, the high pressure, and the drabness of their lives. To escape these abominations, constantly growing numbers will seek the primitive for the fines features of life.
—Bob Marshall (American Forester)
When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you.
—Irving Layton (Canadian Poet)
Nature yields her most profound secrets to the person who is determined to uncover them.
—Napoleon Hill (American Author)
Love and let the world know, hate in silence.
In the end, we realize how simple life is when we accept this moment, just as it is, without pretending to be other than who we are. This is grace in action.
—Richard C. Miller (American Yogic Scholar)
Time’s horses gallop down the lessening hill.
—Richard Le Gallienne (English Writer)
Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we’ve learned and create something.
—Liz Carpenter (American Journalist)
Reason can in general do more than blind force.
—Cornelius Gallus (Roman Poet)
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
—Moshe Dayan (Israeli Statesman)