The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
The most important things in life aren’t things.
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm – but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.
We all wish to be of importance in one way or another. The child coughs with might and main, since it has no other claim on the company.
The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
They that enter into the world are too often treated with unreasonable rigor by those that were once as ignorant and heady as themselves; and distinction is not always made between the faults which require speedy and violent eradication, and those that will gradually drop away in the progression of life. Vicious solicitations of appetite, […]
It sometimes happens in the combinations of life, that important services are performed by inferiors.