It's also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that's sitting right here right now... with its aches and it pleasures... is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.Pema Chodron
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.George Herbert
The cost of a things is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.Henry David Thoreau
Our ignorance of history makes us libel to our own times. People have always been like this.Gustave Flaubert
Jury: a group of twelve men who, having lied to the judge about their hearing, health and business engagements, have failed to fool him.H. L. Mencken
If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdom of Europe, were laid at my feet in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.Francois Fenelon
What omniscience has music! So absolutely impersonal, yet every sufferer feels his secret sorrow soothed.
In general, in poetry and literature, I am among those people who believe that too much is indispensable.
The last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.