What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Siona
Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Contributed by: Katin
In all things of Nature, there is something of the marvelous.
Source: Parts of Animals
Contributed by: ingebrita
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
Source: Civilization's Quotations: Life's Ideal
What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good.
Source: Key club Planner
Contributed by: Kerry
Love is the cause of unity in all things.
Source: The Beginning of All Wisdom By Steven Stavropoulos P. 103
Contributed by: McCleskey
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
Contributed by: Riley Shmiley
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Contributed by: beyourownmedicine
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