Be courtly ay in clething and costlyarrayit, That hurtis yow nought worth a hen; yowr husband pays for all.
I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes illness worth while.George Bernard Shaw
Only a personal experience of it, or a prolonged study of men who have passed into the new life, will enable us to realize what this actually is; but it has seemed to the present writer that to pass in review, even briefly and imperfectly, instances in which the condition in question has existed would be worth while.Richard Maurice Bucke
If a thing is worth having, it's worth cheating for.w. c. fields
Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends, worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you, a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.jerome k. jerome
I'm not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.cormac mccarthy
No man is worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or ever will be so.john vanbrugh
Was it worth it? To lose part of who he had been in order to live free? Perhaps this new self was better than the old.orson scott card
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.gilbert keith chesterton
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.piet hein
A shaping stone, to make us; a testing ground to prove our worth; and a punishment for the sin.robert jordan
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And which is more you'll be a Man, my son!rudyard kipling
It is or seems to be a wise sort of thing, to realise that all that happens to a man in this life is only by way of joke, especially his misfortunes, if he have them. And it is also worth bearing in mind, that the joke is passed round pretty liberally & impartially, so that not very many are entitled to fancy that they in particular are getting the worst of it.Herman Melville
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honour or observation.walter scott
Adam, man's benefactor he gave him all he has ever received that was worth having Death.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals this alone is worth the struggle.
Till taught by pain, Men really know not what good water's worth; If you had been in Turkey or in Spain, Or with a famish'd boat's-crew had your berth, Or in the desert heard the camel's bell, You'd wish yourself where Truth is in a well.lord byron
Presumption has many forms; and it is worth considering, whether a great and good Being would most disapprove the presumption which expected too much from His goodness, or the presumption which dared positively to disbelieve His promise.
What Nature has writ with her lusty wit Is worded so wisely and kindly That whoever has dipped in her manuscript Must up and follow her blindly. Now the summer prime is her blithest rhyme In the being and the seeming, And they that have heard the overword Know life's a dream worth dreaming.
Time to me this truth has taught, ('Tis a treasure worth revealing) More offend from want of thought Than from any want of feeling.
All forms of dedication , devotion, loyalty and self-surrender are in essence a desperate clinging to something which might give worth and meaning to our futile, spoiled lives .