The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.
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- It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.
- Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
- Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
- Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
- Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.