I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.
For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearance, as though they were realities and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are
(May 03, 1469 - June 21, 1527)
The future influences the present just as much as the past.
(October 15, 1844 - August 25, 1900)
It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people's lives.
(May 31, 1930 - )
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept
I laugh about it now. It was ridiculous, and it was calculatedly decadent. It was pretty horrendous, really. I remember feeling a bit ill at times. You know, in those days, the thing was to live it. And we lived it and loved it, and it was great. But that is another era.
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
(January 15, 1929 - April 04, 1968)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...
Ralph Waldo Emerson