To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
Michel de Montaigne
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
I refuse to make money out of my science. My laurel is not for sale like so many bales of cotton.
Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album. So I'm very familiar with the Beatles Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
The promise had not failed her.... She had won everything from life, for she had given the world a master. Words seemed to speak themselves in her ear... Bethink you of the blessedness. Every wife is like the Mother of God and has the hope of bearing a saviour of mankind.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Love is either like misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river. Or like thunder storms, soaking you through, and striking you with the pain of lightning.
Taylor E. Bennet
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
I wish I had less fear about creating my own parts.
This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space. How far apart, think you, dwell the most distant inhabitants of yonder star, the breadth of whose disk cannot be appreciated by our instruments?
Henry David Thoreau
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