Only be admonished by what you already see, not to strike leagues of friendship with cheap persons, where no friendship can be. Our impatience betrays us into rash and foolish alliances which no God attends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863.
Negligence is the rust of the soul that corrodes through all her best resolves.
To the dreary wail
There's no knowing what
Love is all about.
Poets know a lot.
The public always prefers to be reassured. There are those whose job this is. There are only too many.
He who talks much cannot always talk well.
You can pretend to be serious but you can't pretend to be witty.
In every sorrowing soul I pour'd delight, And poverty stood smiling in my sight.
For, to make deserts, God, who rules mankind, Begins with kings, and ends the work by wind.
Sunsets and death; death and therefore kisses, kisses and consequently birth and then death for yet another generation of sunset watchers.
Most critical fault-finding, when reduced to its essentials, simply amounts to reproach of the author because he is himself -- thinks, feels, sees, and creates, as himself, instead of seeing and creating in the way the critic would have done.
Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent.
William Ralph Inge
Time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible, then one must try to wriggle through by subtle manoeuvres.
Some tears have to be cried no matter what the hour- until they are, they simply rave and burn inside.
There are times when Science does not satisfy.
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
There's only us, there's only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way. No day but today!
Our temptation is to look eagerly for the minimum that will be accepted. We are in fact very like honest but reluctant taxpayers.
C. S. Lewis
I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.
A great enormous thing, like — like nothing. A huge big — well, like a — I don't know — like an enormous big nothing.
A. A. Milne
Quote of the day
Your real self - the I am I - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.
Robert Collier (author)
Predictions that didn't happen
If it's on the Internet it must be true
Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon