No mind is much employed upon the present recollection and anticipation fill up almost all our moments.
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
If you have money, men think you are wise, handsome, and able to sing like a bird.
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write; nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of
No man is an island. No man stands alone.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde.
God couldn't be everywhere, so he created mothers
Oh, heart, I the ignorant say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.
Your God is ever beside you - indeed, He is even within you.
He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.
Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure.
But let us not forget this either: it is enough to create new names and estimations and probabilities in order to create in the long run new things.
Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.
Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
You know, in 1975 I couldn't get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American.
The man who gives little with a smile gives more than the man who gives much with a frown.
Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his making friends - whether he may be equally capable of retaining them is less certain.
But when you lose a family member or something tragic happens, that stays with you forever. You never get over it. Knowing that you have to deal with that for the rest of your life... Football is important, but not as important as you once thought it was.
Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.
Oh, come on. Revelation was a mushroom dream that belonged in the Apocrypha. The New Testament is basically about what happened when God got religion
What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
I'm passionate about learning. I'm passionate about life.
Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
I think it can be tremendously refreshing if a creator of literature has something on his mind other than the history of literature so far. Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak.
If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
Although I'm an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised.
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
If you want to achieve things in life, you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart, you'll succeed.
Some writers can only deal with childhood experience, because it's complete. For another kind of writer, life goes on, and he's able to keep processing that as well.
V. S. Naipaul
Sometimes you can forget about who you are in a relationship. But you can also be inspired by the person you are with to become something you always knew you wanted to become.
Friendship always benefits love sometimes injures.
People are unlearning certain things, and they do well, provided that, while unlearning them they learn this: There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions.
Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it.
All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.
Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
It's dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing.
Always you have to contend with the stupidity of men.
Henry David Thoreau
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