An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but greatens, his life.
—Stephen Samuel Wise (American Jewish Rabbi)
There couldn’t be a society of people who didn’t dream. They’d be dead in two weeks.
—William S. Burroughs (American Novelist)
Men, whose trade is rat-catching, love to catch rats; the bug destroyer seizes on his bug with delight; and the suppressor is gratified by finding his vice.
—Sydney Smith (English Anglican Writer)
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
—Leo Tolstoy (Russian Novelist)
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity: nothing is better than simplicity.
—Walt Whitman (American Poet)
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
—Victor Hugo (French Novelist)
It’s okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.
—Billy Joel (American Singer)
A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.
—John Milton (English Poet)
An act of God was defined as something which no reasonable man could have expected.
—A. P. Herbert (English Humorist)
Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can’t even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.
—Barbara Kingsolver (American Novelist)