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One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.

John Berger

One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.

Harold Rosenberg

One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.

James Earl Jones

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler; "Live in day-tight compartments.

Dale Carnegie

One of the most tragicomic things in life is that when a man makes an imaginary thing – such as a religion – as his own flag and carries it all his life and even dies for it! An intelligent man has only one flag: Flag of reason and science!

Mehmet Murat ildan

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.

Iris Murdoch

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.

Jack Penn

One of the simple but genuine pleasures in life is getting up in the morning and hurrying to a mousetrap you set the night before.

Kin Hubbard

One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.

Finley Peter Dunne

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Lucille Ball

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.

G. Weilacher

One path alone leads to a life of peace The path of virtue.

Juvenal

One path alone leads to a life of peace: The path of virtue.

Juvenal

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

Oscar Wilde

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.

Albert Einstein

One should not confuse the craving for life with endorsement of it.

Elias Canetti

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.

Joseph Addison

One that hath wine as a chain about his wits, such a one lives no life at all.

Alcaeus

One thing is clear to me. You cant know everything youd like to know. You cant do everything youd like to do. You cant read everything youd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.

Real Live Preacher

One thing life has taught me if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

Eleanor Roosevelt

One whose chief regard is for his own mind, and for the divinity within him and the service of its goodness, will strike no poses, utter no complaints, and crave neither for solitude nor yet for a crowd. Best of all, his life will be free from continual pursuing and avoiding.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations – Book Three

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life That word is love.

Sophocles

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

Sophocles

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