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.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
People who have reformed themselves has contributed their full share towards the reformation of their neighbor.
You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it's just complaining.
The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your unique magnificence blossom.
I don't have any gnawing guilt over contributing to any unhappiness suffered by my husbands. They were as much to blame as I was.
If privacy ends where hypocrisy begins, Kitty Kelley's steamy expose is a contribution to contemporary history.
We must resist impulses to attack people, their credibility or their nature, and focus only on sharing our own positive creations, contributions, ideas and solutions.
The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes.
Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Any person who contributes to prosperity must prosper in turn.
Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it.
Every drop of my blood... will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others.
Public employment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness.
It is but honorable exile from one's family and affairs.