The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying.Edward Hoagland
One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.Marie Stendhal
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.Roosevelt, Eleanor
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him.Homer
Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.Quentin Crisp
When elephants fight, it is the grass who suffers.African Proverb
The fields were fruitful and starving men moved on the roads. The granaries were full and the children of the poor grew up rachitic.
A husband is always a sensible man; he never thinks of marrying.