If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writer (1803-1873 )
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.
Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)
Tolerably early in life I discovered that one of the unpardonable sins, in the eyes of most people, is for a man to presume to go about unlabelled. The world regards such a person as the police do an unmuzzled dog, not under proper control.
Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895 )
Patience is also a form of action.
Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840-1917 )
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P.J. O'Rourke, writer (1947- )
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Madame de Stael, writer (1766-1817 )
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968 )
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )