Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, US Vice President (1911-1978)
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
William Somerset Maugham, writer (1874-1965 )
Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian.
Denis Diderot, philosopher (1713-1784)
In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
Kathleen Norris, novelist and columnist (1880-1966)
The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )
Do I believe God is going to take away my illness when he turned an entirely deaf ear to the six million Jews who went into the gas chambers?
Karen Armstrong, author (1944- )
Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens van der Post, explorer and writer (1906-1996 )
Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always.
Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, nobelis (1875-1965 )
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.