Scott peck has put together this anthology of quotes on the virtues of happiness, courage, compassion, purity, perseverance, courtesy, faith, goodness, love, respect, strength, and wisdom. If you have a natural philosophical bent you will find most of the quotes in this 384 page book to be quite profound. If you have no interest in a collection of quotes then don't buy this book. If you do read on and see what you think of this sampling of quotes found in the book:
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, when alive, would part with nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Charity, to be fruitful, must cost us.
- Mother Teresa
One cannot weep for the entire world. It is beyond human strength. One must choose. - Jean Anouilh
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat... We must find each other.
- Mother Teresa
A thankful heart is the parent of all virtues. - Cicero
Into the well which supplies thee with water, cast no stones. - Talmud
No duty is more urgent than returning thanks. - Saint Ambrose
Wise men appreciate all men, for they see the good in each, and know how hard it is to make anything good. - Baltasar Gracian
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. - Joseph Wood Krutch
I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something. - August Strindberg
If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.
- Edith Wharton
Often the test of courage is not to die but to live. - Vittorio Alfieri
What is to give light must endure burning - Victor Frankl
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage - Seneca
Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment. - Napoleon I
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Muriel Strode
It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to stick to it.
- George Christopher Litenburg
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully