How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )
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 )
Never cut what you can untie.
Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )
I may be a despicable person, but when Truth speaks through me I am invincible.
Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )
An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.
Bonnie Friedman, author (b. 1958 )
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (1920-1992 )
The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation.
Ezra Pound, poet (1885-1972 )
Familiarity is a magician that is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
Ouida [pen name of Marie Louise de la Ramee], novelist (1839-1908 )
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.