To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
- William Thackeray
A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
- Nelson Mandela
Better to start up a thousand wrong roads than to spend your life going nowhere because you know the way.
- Robert Brault
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
- Maya Angelou
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau
Let us live happily, we who have no impediments. We shall subsist on joy even as the radiant gods.
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.
Just as rivers flow from east and west to merge with the one sea, forgetting that they were ever separate rivers, so all beings lose their separateness when they eventually merge into pure Being.
It is a reality of life that affection is not always reciprocated.
- Alison Gardner
Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers.
- Wallace Stevens