A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes.
Adventure is not outside; it is within.
All the discontented people I know are trying to be something they are not, to do something they cannot do.
But steel bars have never yet kept out a mob; it takes something a good deal stronger: human courage backed up by the consciousness of being right.
Commandment Number One for any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different.
Friendship is neither a formality nor a mode: it is rather a life.
Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.
Happiness, I have discovered, is nearly always a rebound from hard work.
Human happiness is the true odor of growth, the sweet exaltation of work.
I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.
It is not short of amazing, the power of a great idea to weld men together.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
No real friendship is ever made without an initial clashing which discloses the metal of each to each.
Nothing lasts- not even pain.
There must be a technique for meeting pain. There must be a technique of endurance based on the power of the soul to maintain its own serenity, as Marcus Aurelius taught long ago.
We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
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