People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...
[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. letter to Otto Juliusburger
There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to
reach this stage of wisdom.
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.
The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing
we search for, without finding it.
Quotations from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter, and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same.
Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness
Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts
rule the world.
Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
Ideals are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.
Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.
Share knowledge and ideas
Tell someone about a great book that you read so they can benefit from it too. Teach a new concept or idea that you've learned.
To improve the golden moment of opportunity, and catch the good that is within our reach, is the great art of life.
For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are
No man is truly great who is great only in his own lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
Greatness consists in trying to be great. There is no other way.
Nothing ever great was achieved without enthusiasm.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.