God is in all men, but all men are not in God; that is why we suffer.
- Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage
- Ambrose Bierce
The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back to where you begin.
- Jeffrey Eugenides
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
- Leo Tolstoy
Peace is more of an internal settlement rather than what is visible on the external.
- Criss Jami
The Gods gave a microbe a drop of water, and in it he lived. They gave an ant a half acre of land, and he prospered. They gave a tiger the forest and he formed an empire and became an emperor. They gave man the Universe and all the knowledge therein. He entered of his own free will the dungeon of Dogma, shut his mind to truth and slew and starved his brothers.
The worthy person is grateful and mindful of benefits done to him. This gratitude, this mindfulness, is congenial to the best people.
Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
- Sarah Dessen
Not being dead isn't being alive.
- E. E. Cummings
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
- Helen Keller