Leo Calvin Rosten

1908 - 1997

A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten

If at first you don't succeed, before you try again, stop to figure out what you did wrong.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on living large and happiness

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "Happy". I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you have lived at all.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten

If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on reason

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The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on books, darkness, envy, madness, wonder, and words

In the dark colony of night, when I consider man's magnificent capacity for malice, madness, folly, envy, rage, and destructiveness, and I wonder whether we shall not end up as breakfast for newts and polyps, I seem to hear the muffled cries of all the words in all the books with covers closed.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on happiness, heart, lies, and mind

Happiness, to me, lies in stretching, to the farthest boundaries of which we are capable, the resources of the mind and heart.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on fate, fulfillment, god, happiness, life, luck, nobility, purpose, and talent

The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all. Happiness, in the ancient, noble sense, means self-fulfillment-and is given to those who use to the fullest whatever talents God or luck or fate bestowed upon them.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on admiration, conservatism, death, and radicals

Conservative: One who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on courage and imagination

Courage is the capacity to confirm what you can be imagined . . .

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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