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To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
– William Cobbett
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To be positive To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
– Ambrose Bierce
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To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing.
– Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night
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To be prosperous is not to be superior, and should form no barrier between men. Wealth out not to secure the prosperous the slightest consideration. The only distinctions which should be recognized are those of the soul, of strong principle, of incorruptible integrity, of usefulness, of cultivated intellect, of fidelity in seeking the truth.
– William Ellery Channing
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To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
– Jeremy Taylor
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To be proud of virtue is to poison oneself with the antidote.
– Benjamin Franklin, ?
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To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
– Hubert Humphrey
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To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
– Harriet Beecher Stowe
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To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.
– A. W. Tozer
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To be right, a person must do one of two things: either he must learn to have God in his work and hold fast to him there, or he must give up his work altogether. Since, however, we cannot live without activities that are both human and various, we must learn to keep God I everything we do, and whatever the job or place, keep on with him, letting nothing stand in our way.
– Meister Eckhart
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To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit, and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away, and before you other summits higher and whiter, which you may have strength to climb, or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself.
– Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi
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To be somebody, you must last.
– Ruth Gordon
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To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
– Gustave Flaubert
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To be successful in love, one must know how to begin and when to stop.
– Vikrant Parsai
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To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.
– Golda Meir
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To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man.
– Golda Meir
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To be successful, the first thing to do is to fall in love with your work.
– Sister Mary Lauretta
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To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!
– Elizabeth Gaskell
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To be sure, this requires effort and love, a careful cultivation of the spiritual life, and a watchful, honest, active oversight of all one's mental attitudes towards things and people. It is not to be learned by world-flight, running away from things, turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, one must learn an inner solitude, where or with whomsoever he may be. He must learn to penetrate things and find God there, to get a strong impression of God firmly fixed on his mind.
– Meister Eckhart
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To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
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To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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To be truly happy is a question of how we begin and not of how we end, of what we want and not of what we have.
– Robert Louis Stephenson
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To be turned from one's course by men's opinions, by blame, and by misrepresentation shows a man unfit to hold an office.
– Quintus Fabius Maximus
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