“The trouble with the world”, said the Master with a sigh, “is that human beings refuse to grow up”.
“When can a person be said to have grown up”? asked a disciple.
“On the day he does not need to be lied to about anything”.
As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 -1882)
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson