When we're alive, life consumes us. But when we die, all of the color and the motion is gone so quickly, it's as though it can no longer stand to be wasted on us.
Hope springs forever.
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.
When your are playing for the national championship, it's not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that.
The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God; the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness.
In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
Robert Louis Stevenson
True, the initial ideas are in general those of an individual, but the establishment of the reality and truth is in general the work of more than one person.
Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.
It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts.
The climate, the economic situation, rising birth rates none of these things give me a lot of hope or reason to be optimistic.
I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. This may seem too stoical a position in these madly passionate times, but madly passionate people rarely make good on their madly passionate promises.
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