purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to
be honorable, to be
compassionate, to have it
some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
For every minute you are
angry you lose sixty seconds of
pace of nature. Her secret is patience.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Let us be
that we may hear the whispers of the
Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was
misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and
Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise
spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.