True happiness must arise from well-regulated affections, and an affection includes a duty.
– Mary Wollstonecraft
The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.
– John Quincy Adams
Kind thoughts are rarer than either kind words or deeds. They imply a great deal of thinking about others. This in itself is rare. But they also imply a great deal of thinking about others without the thoughts being criticisms. This is rarer still.
– Frederick William Faber
I wish I were either rich enough or poor enough to do a lot of things that are impossible in my present comfortable circumstances.
– Don Herold
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.
– Karl Barth
Every time you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little.
– George E. Allen
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it.
– Carl Rogers
Obscurity in writing is commonly a proof of darkness in the mind; the greatest learning is to be seen in the greatest plainness.
– John Wilkins
A man only becomes wise when he begins to calculate the approximate depth of his ignorance.
– Gian Carlo Menotti
If I had my hand full of truth, I would take good care how I opened it.
– Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle
In the finest critics one hears the full cry of the human. They tell one why it matters to read.
– Harold Bloom
There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.
– Madeleine Albright
It must be hard to be a model, because you’d want to be like the photograph of you, and you can’t ever look that way.
– Andy Warhol