'In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.'
- A.E. Housemann
We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations the important thing is not to achieve, but to strive.
- Aldo Leopold
'The flourishing of bursts of energy dies beyond us.
All delirium is expansive.
All impulses escape stereotyping.'
- Jean Isidore Isou
"The young man knows the rules but
the old man knows the exceptions."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
- Ann Landers
"Humility has nothing to do with depreciating ourselves or our gifts in ways we know to be untrue. Even "humble" attitudes can be masks of pride. Humility is that freedom from our self that enables us to be in positions in which we have neither recognition nor importance, neither power nor visibility, and even experience deprivation, and yet have joy and delight. It is the freedom of knowing that we are not in the center of the universe, not even in the center of our own private universe".
- David F. Wells, Losing Our Virtue
'I still want to learn everything.'
- Keiichi Tanaami
"Constantly choosing the lesser of
two evils is still choosing evil."
"Joy-the emotion excited by the
expectancy of good."
-The Science of Mind, page 603
"It is only possible to live happily
ever after on a day-to-day basis."
- Margaret Bonnano