The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling I have always cultivated.
- Oscar Wilde
The great omission in American life is solitude...that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incinerator of the spirit.
- Marya Mannes
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon William Allport
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication.
- Lord Byron, Don Juan
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
- Charles Caleb Colton
We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.
- Cato the Elder
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.
- Theodore Roosevelt
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
- Charles F. Kettering