Hermann Hesse

Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.

Helen Hayes

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, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success."

Helen Keller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.

The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

Fritz Perls

I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.

François de La Rochefoucauld (

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

Katharine Graham

To love what you do and feel that it matters -- how could anything be more fun?


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