We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
Death destroys a man, but the idea of death saves him.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?
It's amazing how, age after age, in country after country, and in all languages, Shakespeare emerges as incomparable.
If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.
When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
The safety of the people shall be the highest law.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
While there's life, there's hope.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
I keep six honest serving men (they taught me all i knew); Theirs names are What and Why and When And How And Where and Who.
Take up the White Man’s burden, Send forth the best ye breed— Go, bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need.
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