So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future, learning nothing from his past errors and fancying that tomorrow must be better than today.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
Guido clung to this thought like a drowning man clutching at a straw. He was rich and famous now, he told himself, and wasn't that what he'd always dreamed of?
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man; I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
The man who would be a painter must be capable of losing himself in viewing the rich consonance of red and green, in watching the diminution of light as it is transformed into darkness, and in detecting the subtle hues of silks and satins, which according to their breaks, recesses and depths of fold, assume opaline tints, vague luminous gleams and imperceptible shades of blue.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Look back, and smile on perils past.
To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times?
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Whatever comes from God is impossible for a man to turn back.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.
I have had lots of friends who've been affected by Aids and a very good friend of mine, Oscar Moore, died of Aids and I was with him in his last year quite a bit. And of course he was a man living in a very rich culture with a wealthy family who was able to afford health care.
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages.? Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his.? In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.
That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Riches don't make a man rich, they only make him busier.