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...Hopes-the only tie which keeps the heart from breaking...

        -Thomas Fuller

..We grow by dreams...some of us let these dreams die, but others
nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring
them to the light which always comes to those who sincerely hope their
dreams will come true...
   
        -Pres. Woodrow Wilson

...There is nothing in life more beautiful than the trancelike quiet
dawn which precedes with rising of love in the soul...

        -Harriet Stowe

  To live content with small means;
  to seek elegance rather than luxury,
  and refinement rather than fashion;
  to be worthy, not respectable,
  and wealthy, not rich...

        -William Channing

...The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a
way that will allow a solution...

        -Betrand Russell

...What power is able to hold in chains a mind ardent and determined?
What power can cause that man to die, whose whole soul commands him
to live?...

        -Godwin

...Whatever befalls in accordance with nature should be accounted 
good...

        -Cicero

...Our duty as men is to proceed as if limits to our ability did
not exist...

        -Chardin

...Love is above all laws, above the opinion of men; it is the truth,
the flame, the pure element, the primary idea of the moral world...

        -Madame de Stael

...The little things are infinitely the most important...

        -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

...Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes 
by putting things together...

        -John Morrison

...It is the function of creative man to perceive and to connect the 
seemingly unconnected...

        -William Plommer

   Go quietly; a dream                  
    When done, should leave no trace
   That it has lived, except a gleam
    Across the dreamers face.

        -Countee Cullen

...Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first
on no thicker a foundation than a kind word...

        -Frederick Fable

...Beauty is unbearable...offering us for a second a glimpse of an eternity
that we should like to stretch over the whole of time...

        -Albert Camus

...The great business of a man is to improve is mind: all other projects
and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements...

        -Pliny
                  
...We wander but in the end there is always a certain peace in being what
one is, in being that completely...

        -Ugo Betti 1946

...The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting
for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good...

        -Ruth Benedict

   We shall not cease from exploration
   And the end of all our exploring 
   Will be to arrive where we started
   And know the place for the first time.

        -T.S.Eliot 1943

...Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible
links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes...

        -Theodore Dreiser 1900
                                    
...The point...is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to
call off the thoughts when turning upon disagreeable objects, and strive
to be pleased with the present circumstances...

        -Abraham Tucker

...The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime...

        -Mignon McLaughlin 1963

...Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all
the utilities of the world...

        -Ralph Emerson 1844

   Let me enjoy the earth no less
   Because the all-enacting Might
   Which fashioned forth its lovliness
   Had other aims than my delight.

        -Thomas Hardy

...By artist I mean of course everyone who has tried to create something
which was not here before him, with no other tools and material than the
uncommerciable ones of the human spirit...

        -William Faulkner 1955

Quotes which I do not have a source for: ...The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it... Love is a pure desire, to be possessed by one who puts your heart on fire In solemn unison. ...The words you choose to say something are just as important as the decision to speak... ...No one gains by listening only to the things he believes... ...There are comparisons that should never be made, on account of circumstances which overrule all common efforts... ...The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer... We can't know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlights kiss upon its face, before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world goodnight to rest its beauty in a far gentler place. ...Every life has its dark and cheerful hours; happiness comes from choosing which to remember... ...Charm is the ability to make someone else think that you are both pretty wonderful... ...One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in the debt to those who are kind... ...Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought... ...True nobility is in being superior to your previous self... ...We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures; for our hearts are not strong enough to love every moment...
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