For God's sake don't say yes until I've finished talking.Christian Nestell Bovee
No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.Christian Nestell Bovee
The next best thing to being witty one's self, is to be able to quote another's wit.Christian Nestell Bovee
...they no longer felt like newlyweds, and even less like belated lovers. It was as if they had lept over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Love in the Time of Cholera
Tis the most certain sign, the world's accurst. That the best things corrupted are the worst.Sir John Denham
Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed: for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess.Rene Descartes, Discourse on Method
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.