The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
—William Safire (American Columnist)
What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
—Adam Smith (Scottish Philosopher)
It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.
—Lawrence Durrell (British Biographer)
My only desire is an intimate infusion with nature, and the only fate I wish is to have worked and lived in harmony with her laws.
—Claude Monet (French Painter)
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
—George Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright)
We have two lives – the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
—Bernard Malamud (American Novelist)
Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
—W. H. Auden (British-born American Poet)
When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.
—Enoch Powell (British Politician)
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
—Kimberly Johnson (American Poet)
A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
—Robert A. Heinlein (American Novelist)