It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.
Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Very little is needed to make a happy life.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.
James B Stockdale
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
Kindness gives birth to kindness.
The uncommitted life isn't worth living.
Religion is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser
The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence.
Dr Albert Ellis
You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action.
Dr Jerome Brunner
People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.