Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
– Alexander Pope, British poet (1688-1744)
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost!
– Motto over a school in Germany
The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.
– Dwight Whitney Morrow, businessman, diplomat (1873-1931)
We cannot part with our friends. We cannot let our angels go. We do not see that they only go out that archangels may come in. We do not believe in the richness of the soul, in its proper eternity and omnipresence.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet, philosopher (1803-1882)
The importance of what you do goes well beyond what it gets you; it determines what you are. And what you are is infinitely more important than what you have.
– Michael Josephson