If you want to live a long life, focus on making contributions.
In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.
Write at the edges of the day.
Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.
My contribution to the world is my ability to draw.
I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
Don't cheat the world of your contribution. Give it all you've got.
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
Entrepreneurial profit is the expression of the value of what the entrepreneur contributes to production.
The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.
Every risk is worth taking as log as it's for a good cause and contributes to a good life.