Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
– Allan Goldfein
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
– Robert Orben
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
– Samuel Butler
Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people’s characters.
– Margaret Halsey
- Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.
- Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
- Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.