Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

-  Abraham Lincoln

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.

-  Epicurus

Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

-  William Shakespeare

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

-  George Eliot

Beauty is something that burns the hand when you touch it.

-  Yukio Mishima

Everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if is received with thanksgiving: for then it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

-  Bible

At any time, in any form and accepted name, if one is shorn of all attachment, that one is you alone. My Lord! You are one although variously appearing.

-  Scriptures

Strength is happiness. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. 

-  Daisaku Ikeda

Has a man the right to kill himself? Yes, if his death harms no one and if life is an evil to him.

-  Napoleon Bonaparte

I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.

-  Stephanie Perkins