Without enthusiasm, virtue functions not at all, and vice only poorly.
True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive.
Minor vices lead to major ones, but minor virtues stay put.
Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others. Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, based on the tacit understanding that this is not for keeps; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.
Men prefer brief praise, pitched high; women are satisfied with praise in a lower key, just so it goes on and on.
Nostalgia for what we have lost is more bearable than nostalgia for what we have never had. … .
Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Topics: Change, Value
We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty.
Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.
Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn’t either.
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