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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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To be unhappy over what one lacks is to waste what one already possesses.
– Vikrant Parsai
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To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
– Ken Jr. Keyes
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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
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To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.
– Robert Louis Stevenson
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To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.
– Anatole France
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To be without knowledge is to be without light.
– Vikrant Parsai
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To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
– Bertrand Russell
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To be worn out is to be renewed.
– Lao Tzu
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To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
– Confucius
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To be young is all there is in the world. They talk so beautifully about work and having a family and a home (and I do, too, sometimes) --but it's all worry and head-aches and respectable poverty and forced gushing. Telling people how nice it is, when, in reality, you would give all of your last thirty years for one of your first thirty. Old people are tremendous frauds.
– Wallace Stevens
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to be yourself in a world that is doing its best, day and night to make you like everybody else--is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight.
– e.e. cummings
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