Death destroys the body, as the scaffolding is destroyed after the building is up and finished. And he whose building is up rejoices at the destruction of the scaffolding and of the body.
Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)
Money often costs too much.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )
I find it difficult to feel responsible for the suffering of others. That's why I find war so hard to bear. It's the same with animals: I feel the less harm I do, the lighter my heart. I love a light heart. And when I know I'm causing suffering, I feel the heaviness of it. It's a physical pain. So it's self-interest that I don't want to cause harm.
Alice Walker, author (b. 1944 )
Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989 )
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830 )
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )
It's not the genius who is 100 years ahead of his time but average man who is 100 years behind it.
Robert Musil, novelist (1880-1942 )
All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac, author (1922-1969)
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.