I knew a man who gave up smoking, drinking, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.Johnny Carson, people magazine special issue
What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.Henry David Thoreau
Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.Kingman Brewster, Jr.
I love and I hate. How can this be, you ask in vain. I know not, but I feel it to be so and am wracked with pain.Gaius Valerius Catullus, Poem 85
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.Clarence Darrow
Angels may be very excellent sort of folk in their own way, but we, poor mortals in our present state, would probably find them precious slow company.
Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
The air is full of souls those who are nearest to earth descending to be tied to mortal bodies return to other bodies, desiring to live in them.