Words, like glasses, obscure everything which they do not make clear.
Joseph Joubert quotes
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke quotes
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy quotes
A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
Bill Cosby quotes
I felt in my life very suffocated and smothered by my circumstance. Your life becomes what you believe. I was living in a house with my mom and my younger brother and we were all sharing rent and wasn't really making rent. Didn't get to eat, I scraped food off of people's plates where I waitressed, I stole toilet paper from fast food restaurants... I got fired from my last job and that was it. My mom was like we're just going to do what we love, and we're gonna just have faith. So I lived in my van, and she lived in her van. And I decided, fine, I'll die, but I want to go to college. I'll die, I don't want to go to work and waitress. I want to do what I love only. I love singing, I never really thought I could make a living at it, it was dreaming. Zen, Buddha, God, Jesus, Trees, whatever is out there, what I want is. I want to make a living doing what I love, you know?
Jewel Kilcher quotes
In the tenth grade, I was fascinated with the question 'what was immortality?' I read numerous philosophies, but the theory which has stayed with me was that of Plato, the Symposium. The idea that through Love and Beauty we achieve immortality. Putting all our soul into our work makes it not only alive with passion and emotion, but it also exists as one of the truest and most honest expressions of self. Making life a beautiful art, the art then retaining life. I still believe Beauty is one of those most important and difficult things to create and express.
Jewel Kilcher quotes
Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C.S. Lewis quotes
The word "happiness" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Carl Jung quotes
Don't go changing, to try to please me. You never let me down before. I dont imagine, you're too familiar, and I dont see you anymore. I would not leave you, when times are troubled, we never could have come this far. I took the good times, I'll take the bad times, I'll take you just the way you are. You need to know that you will always be, the same old someone that I knew. What will it take til you believe in me, the way that I belive in you. I said I love you, thats forever, and this I promise from the heart. I couldnt love you, any better, I love you just the way you are. I don't want clever conversations. I never want to work that hard. I just want someone, that I can talk to. I want you just the way you are.
Billy Joel quotes
I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play.
Albert Einstein quotes