January 11, 1842
To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.
Action may not bring happiness but there is no happiness without action.
Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver.
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
We have to live today by what truth we can get today and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood.
The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.
Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not.
Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different.
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better.