I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore
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I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.
- H. L. Mencken
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house for hundreds of years. It is not then an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital and often in the case of professional men setting out in life it is their only capital.
- Thomas Jefferson
Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations.
- Tom Brady
Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
- Benjamin Franklin
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
- William Osler
Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor.
- William Cowper