There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legalThe National, Paris, 1850
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild airRalph Waldo Emerson
The gem cannot be polished without friction, not a man perfected without trials.Chinese Proverb
The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world, is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe, we shall find, that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice of them.Socrates
I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts 1931 Age and Death
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.Martha Dandridge Custis Washington
network: anything reticulated or decussated, with interstices between the intersections
In order to write about life, first you must live it!
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top.