I know a planet where there is a certain red-faced gentleman. He has never smelled a flower. He has never looked at a star. He has never loved anyone. He has never done anything in his life but add up figures. And all day he says over and over...."I am busy with matters of consequence." And that makes him up with pride. But he is not a man...he is a mushroom!
Antoine De Sant-Exupery
What counts is not the best living but the most living.
And now there is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day.
George Bernard Shaw
All of the animals, excepting man, know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
The significance of man is not in what he attains, but rather in what he longs to attain.
The one thing in the world of value, is the active soul,...the soul, free, sovereign, active. This every man is entitled to; this every man contains within him, although in almost all men, obstructed, and as yet unborn. The soul active sees absolute truth; and utters truth, or creates.
Ralph Waldo Emerson