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False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don't happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data and yet we don't understand. We always come back to the contemplation of our human wretchedness. What force is in relation to our will, the impenetrable opacity of mathematics is in relation to our intelligence.
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away. It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple tree or an oak.
Greatness is a spiritual condition.
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
Jealously is always born with love but it does not die with it.
The disease of jealously is so malignant that is converts all it takes into its own nourishment.
The Green-eyed Monster causes much woe, but the absence of this ugly serpent argues the presence of a corpse whose name is Eros.
Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one's self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time.
To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
Make your life a happy one. That is where success is possible to every man.
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, poses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.
Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.
Success doesn't mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.
They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.
It is theory that decides what can be observed.
We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
God does not play dice with the universe.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the power of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms -- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again -- this is the brave and happy life.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
Today's progress was yesterday's plan.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
The best work never was and never will be done for money.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving
The greatest joy of life is to love and be loved.
The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Love, while you are able to love.
Love is love's reward.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.

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