That a man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.
I've always thought that a lot of the problems in the world would be solved if a spaceship did arrive, then anyone with one head and two arms and two legs would be your brother! It wouldn't matter where they were from or what they believed or anything. It might be good for us.
Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.
We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty,to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE.
Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
The beauty of the world and the orderly arrangement of everything celestial makes us confess that there is an excellent and eternal nature, which ought to be worshiped and admired by all mankind.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude tolive after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowdkeeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
For religious man every world is a sacred world.
There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating. It's bound to try a man's soul.
There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world.
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Astronomy compels the soul to look upward and leads us from this world to another.
Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
The world is so beautiful that I can hardly believe it exists.
The destiny of man is in his own soul.
Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.