Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)
Contributed by: Zaady
The almighty dollar, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages.
Source: Wolfert’s Roost. The Creole Village
Good temper, like a sunny day, sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
In civilized life, where the happiness, and indeed almost the existence, of man depends so much upon the opinion of his fellow men, he is constantly acting a studied part.
I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.
Source: Tales of a Traveller
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