A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Contributed by: Zaady
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.
Source: Letter to William James, 1907
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table.
Speak clearly, if you speak at all; Carve every word before you let it fall.
And if I should live to be The last leaf upon the tree In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now, At the old forsaken bough Where I cling
Source: The last leaf
Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!
The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.
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