Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.

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Swami Sivananda The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.
Victor Hugo When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
Stendhal The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
Kofi Annan Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
Thomas A. Edison To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Peter Steele As far as humor goes, I've always been a very insecure person and I've always wanted to be liked.
Robert Mueller Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult - often impossible - for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us.
Walter Pater To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
Roland Joffe Much of Indian science seems intuitive and not bound by the rigid thinking of classical scientists.
Kevin Rudd Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
Mia Wasikowska I love seeing my family.
Tom Stoppard I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers...
Barbara Kingsolver Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.
Doug Coupland The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
George Saunders The best thing that ever happened to me is that nothing happened in writing. I ended up working for engineering companies, and that's where I found my material, in the everyday struggle between capitalism and grace. Being broke and tired, you don't come home your best self.
Fran Lebowitz Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Etta James When I look out at the people and they look at me and they're smiling, then I know that I'm loved. That is the time when I have no worries, no problems.
Rupert Brooke The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble and the rough male kiss of blankets.
Martha Graham 'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
Wayne Dyer When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

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