Thought pure and simple is as near God as we can get; it is through this that we are linked with God. --Samuel Butler
Great contest follows, and much learned dust Involves the combatants, each claiming truth, And truth disclaiming both. --William Cowper
The most exquisite folly is made of wisdom spun too fine. --Benjamin Franklin
I am not at all disposed to think that we should be resigned to live or die, but rather that we should kick and struggle and determine to live as long as we can. For however long we live, we shall feel at the last that we have not got half the things into life that we ought to have done. --Benjamin Jowett
Man wants but little here below Nor wants that little long. --Oliver Goldsmith
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
He is very unwise who tries to shut a door against the future. --Viscount Samuel
The wise man reads both books and life itself. --Lin Yutang
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. --Elton Trueblood
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. --Maria Robinson
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. --Br. Winston Churchill
Some are wise, and some are otherwise. --James Howell