Quotes about life
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
If a man aspires to the highest place, it is no dishonor to him to halt at the second, or even at the third.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life and brings us tidings of antiquity.
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.
I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.