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There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut; a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.

There's some end at last for the man who follows a path; mere rambling is interminable.

This is true joy of life-the being used for a purpose that is recognized by yourself as a right one, instead of being a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

Those who attain any excellence commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often granted upon easier terms. -Samuel Johnson No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.

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

To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker, if you will.

To have no set purpose in one's life is the harlotry of the will.

To live means to have ... a mission to fulfill-and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something, we make it empty.

To seek one's goals and to drive toward it, steeling one's heart, is most uplifting!

Too low they build who build beneath the stars.

True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out; you must stay out, and to stay out, you must have some absorbing errand.

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

Unless in one thing or another we are straining toward perfection, we have forfeited our manhood.

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

We aim above the mark to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood or exaggeration in it.

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

We can do whatever we wish to do provided our wish is strong enough. But the tremendous effort needed- one doesn't always want to make it-does one? ... But what else can be done? What's the alternative? What do you want most to do? That's what I have to keep asking myself, in the face of difficulties.


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