What is the use of running when we are on the wrong.
When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
It is often said that all the conditions for the first production of a living organism are now present, which could ever have been present. But if (and oh! what a big if!) we could conceive in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity, &c., present, that a proteine compound was chemically formed ready to undergo still more complex changes, at the present day such matter would be instantly absorbed, which would not have been the case before living creatures were found.
Charles R Darwin
Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice.
Otto Von Bismarck
If you can put the question, 'Am I or am I not responsible for my acts?' then you are responsible.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.