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Lewis Carroll

Quote of Lewis Carroll - One of the secrets of life...

Biography - Lewis Carroll:

English writer, mathematician and logician.
Born: 1832 - Died: 1898
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.



(German, French)

Eines der großen Geheimnisse des Lebens ist, dass alles, was wir für andere tun, es wert ist, getan zu werden.

Un des plus grands secrets de la vie : tout ce qui vaut vraiment la peine d'être fait est ce que nous faisons pour les autres.

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

To love is to will the good of the other.

The best way to begin each day well is to think upon awakening whether we could not give at least one person pleasure on this day.

When you are happy, there is still much to be done: to comfort others.

It is very true that we ought to think of the happiness of others; but it is not often enough said that the best thing we can do for those who love us is to be happy ourselves.

Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.

My happiness is to increase other people's. To be happy myself I need the happiness of all.

Quotes for: life


Quotes about life:

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.

A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

To live means to love, but above all, to love life.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Quotes for: others


Quotes about others:

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.

Let the other side be heard as well.
Seneca / 

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

Quotes for: value


Quotes for: value

Intelligence has value only in the service of love.

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.

There is no sense in life a priori. Life is nothing until it is lived; but it is yours to make sense of, and the value of it is nothing else but the sense that you choose.

Silver is worth less than gold, gold less than virtue.

Esteem money neither more nor less than it deserves, it is a good servant and a bad master.


Lewis Carroll also said...

If you don't know where you are going any road can take you there.

I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.

We're all mad here.

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