Nothing is so good that somebody, somewhere will not hate it.
—Frederik Pohl (American Author)
Don’t sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late.
—Katharine Susannah Prichard (Australian Writer)
Strange how love coexists with hate, how they render each other mute, how the swilling of them together makes a new and softer, sympathetic thing.
—Sonya Hartnett (Australian Novelist)
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
—William James (American Philosopher)
We cannot be saved until we have risen above all our enemies, not the least of which is ignorance.
—Joseph F. Smith (American Religious Leader)
I weigh the man, not his title; ’tis not the king’s stamp can make the metal better.
—William Wycherley (English Dramatist)
How easy it is to judge rightly after one sees what evil comes from judging wrongly!
—Elizabeth Gaskell (English Novelist)
The person who renders loyal service in a humble capacity will be chosen for higher responsibilities, just as the biblical servant who multiplied the one pound given him by his master was made ruler over ten cities.
—B. C. Forbes (Scottish-born American Journalist)
A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.
—Bret Harte (American Author)
Patience can’t be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it.
—Eknath Easwaran (Indian Meditation Teacher, Author)
Naggers always know what they are doing. They weigh up the risks, then they go on and on and on until they get what they want or until they get punched.
—Jools Holland (English Musician, TV Presenter)
Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
—Jacques Prevert (French Poet)
I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it.
—Dennis Potter (English Dramatist)
That as long as we are being remembered, we remain alive.
—Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Spanish Novelist)
Oh, God! that bread should be so dear! And flesh and blood so cheap!
—Thomas Hood (British Poet, Humorist)
An error is simply a failure to adjust immediately from a preconception to an actuality.
—John Cage (American Composer)
He that has no charity deserves no mercy.