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Quote Left Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death -- of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will. Quote Right
Quote Left Grow we must, if we outgrow all that loves us. Quote Right
Quote Left To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Quote Right
Quote Left Husband and wife come to look alike at last Quote Right
Quote Left Apology is only egotism wrong side out. Quote Right
Quote Left Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it. Quote Right
Quote Left Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. Friendship Quote Right
Quote Left The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left. Quote Right
Quote Left No stranger can get a great many notes of torture out of a human soul it takes one that knows it well -- parent, child, brother, sister, intimate. Quote Right
Quote Left When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman? Quote Right
Quote Left Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air. Quote Right
Quote Left A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time. Quote Right
Quote Left Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light. Quote Right
Quote Left The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it. Quote Right
Quote Left A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. Quote Right
Quote Left Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. Quote Right
Quote Left Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. Quote Right
Quote Left On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it. Quote Right
Quote Left The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius. Quote Right
Quote Left The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men. Quote Right
Quote Left To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man. Quote Right
Quote Left Knowledge like timber shouldn't be mush use till they are seasoned. Quote Right
Quote Left A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. Quote Right
Quote Left To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. Quote Right
Quote Left I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. Quote Right
Quote Left The man who is always worrying whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn. Quote Right
Quote Left It is faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth looking at. Quote Right
Quote Left Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children. Quote Right