The story of a love is not important –what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
— Helen Hayes
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief.
But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
— Kahlil Gibran
God doesn’t always pay you on Friday.
— Sicilian Proverb
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.
— Felicia Hemans
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been but what we yearn to be.
— Jose Ortega y Gasset
If you sleep with a dog you will rise full of fleas.
— Greek Proverb
One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way . . .
— Isabelle Eberhardt
Life is not a spectacle or a feast, it is a predicament.
— George Santayana
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
— Woodrow Wilson
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
— John Mason Brown
One of the nicest things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.
— Steve Allen
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude.
— Sir Thomas Browne
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