Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Marilyn vos Savant
Vernon A. Walters