Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
I think it every man’s indispensable duty to do all the service he can to his country and I see not what difference he puts between himself and his cattle who lives without that thought.
When we bend and stretch, reach for the stars, we may find that the stars we are reaching for exist within us, waiting to illumine a deeper insight and greater awareness, to shine into our lives, our environment, and into the lives of others. Each of us has purpose and a mission that only we can fulfil right where we are.
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty.