I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered or your love to be understood. Act because you need to act.
All systems of morality are based on the idea that an action has consequences that legitimize or cancel it. A mind imbued with the absurd merely judges that those consequences must be considered calmly. It is ready to pay up. In other words, there may be responsible persons, but there are no guilty ones, in its opinion. At very most, such a mind will consent to use past experience as a basis for its future actions.
It’s in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests
It takes too much energy to be against something unless it’s really important.
Each day we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right — for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
Eleanor Roosevelt (Born October 11, 1884)
You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
Sow a thought and you reap an action;
sow an act and you reap a habit;
sow a habit and you reap a character;
sow a character and you reap a destiny.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.