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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

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

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare

To believe in one's dreams is to spend all of one's life asleep.

Chinese Proverb

To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.

Yann Martel, Life of Pi

To decide to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.

Arbie M. Dale

To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.

Abbie M. Dale

To die for a cause is insanity; man’s greatest cause is to live; his biggest purpose is to stay alive! Only fools die for a cause! Which cause can be superior to man’s life?

Mehmet Murat ildan

To die, to sleep --To sleep, perchance to dream, ay there's the rub,For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we have shuffled off this mortal coil,Must give us pause there's the respectThat makes calamity of so long life.

William Shakespeare

To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.

Clifton Fadiman

To do good thing in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life.

Robert Browning

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.

Bertrand Russell

To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.

George Woodberry

To find fulfillment...don't exist with life - embrace it.

Jim Beggs

To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.

Bette Davis

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.

Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life.

Alen Coren

To have character is to be big enough to take life on.

Mary Caroline Richards

To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that.

Teresa of Ávila

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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