In his library he had been always sure of leisure and tranquility; and though prepared, as he told Elizabeth, to meet with folly and conceit in every other room in the house, he was used to be free from them there
One man's folly is another man's wife.
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Fall in love with a dog, and in many ways you enter a new orbit, a universe that features not just new colors but new rituals, new rules, a new way of experiencing attachment.
You're not human if you don't feel fear. But I've learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It's there to give me that edge for what I have to do.
Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty.
My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare.
I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
To travel beyond our world is to change this present one forever.
Steven J. Carroll
If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.
One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring.
A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss... That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all.
We also have to make sure our children know the history of women. Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn't always possible for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people. Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be.
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