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 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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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on babies and dogs

Any man that hates dogs and babies can't be all bad.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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A Quote by Leo Calvin Rosten on drugs, inventions, and words

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.

Leo Calvin Rosten (1908 - 1997)

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