[Of the parralels between the railways and the church] both had their heyday in the mid-nineteenth century; both own a great deal of Gothic-style architecture which is expensive to maintain; both are regularly assailed by critics; and both are firmly convinced that they are the best means of getting man to his ultimate destination.Reverend W. Awdry 1911 - 1997
Life is full of doors that don't open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when you don't want them to.Roger Zelazny
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.Thomas Szasz
The changes in the human condition are uncertain and frequent. Many, on whom fortune has bestowed her favours, may trace their family to a more unprosperous station; and many who are now in obscurity, may look back upon the affluence and exalted rank of their ancestors.Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love: Therefore all hearts in love use their own tongues; Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent.William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act 2 scene 1
'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'Charles Dickens
Everything in life changes you in some way. Even the smallest things. If you do not accept these changes you do not accept yourself. For through these changes brings new and greater things to you, making you wiser, as time progresses. To avoid these changes is a loss. You only live your life once. Do not waste a minute of it avoiding things. Let them come to you, and learn from them. There is always tomorrow.
Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Cabbage A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.