This is the short and the long of it.William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 2 scene 2
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.Booker T. Washington
Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.Ralph Waldo Emerson
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, this is no other life but this.Henry David Thoreau
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them.Galileo Galilei
There are many things worth living for, there are a few things worth dying for, but there is nothing worth killing for.Tom Robbins
He that loves the law will get his fill of it.
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.