What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

Pericles

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Mark Twain

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.

Ulysses S. Grant

jacinto2:
Grant had, more than his share, of dark and gloom.
immutable:
@jacinto2 Indeed he did, sir.  He had a tough job, in both his military and presidential careers.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

-George Bernard Shaw

I'm not the devil you think that I am

It ain't no excuse, but I'm just a man

I know, do you?

jacinto2:
Charles Manson?
immutable:
@jacinto2 It certainly sounds like something he'd say.  I may have buried the lead a bit on this one. This is not really a quote, it's actually lyrics from 'I'm not the Devil' by Cody Jinks.  It gets stuck in my head fairly often.

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

-Francis Bacon

It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.

-Aeschylus

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

-Khalil Gibran

jacinto2:
UNDENIABLE TRUTH!!!!!!!!

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

-Aesop

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

-Buddha

jacinto2:
That's why, they paid him the big money!!!!!!!!!!
immutable:
@jacinto2 Yes sir, or at the very least, the most food...

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

-Thucydides

zeen:
Love this quote !

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

-Euripides