mental exercise


The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.


Silence is deep as Eternity, Speech is shallow as Time.

Silence is deep as Eternity, Speech is shallow as Time.


On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.

On one issue, at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.


If you can’t do anything else to a boy, you can make him wash his face.

If you can’t do anything else to a boy, you can make him wash his face.


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.


We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.


In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.

In these matters the only certainty is that there is nothing certain.


He who promises runs in debt.

He who promises runs in debt.


The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.

 

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.

 


The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.

The fewer our wants, the nearer we resemble the gods.


The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.


The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.

The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.


The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and to prosecute living ones.

The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and to prosecute living ones.


The course of true love never did run smooth.

The course of true love never did run smooth.


The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.

The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.