Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds and six, result misery.
- Charles Dickens
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
- Mark Twain
Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
- Stephen King
If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
- John Irving
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.
- Zig Ziglar
If you learn music, you'll learn most all there is to know.
- Edgar Cayce
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If you speak or act with an evil thought, pain follows. If you speak or act with a pure thought, happiness follows, like a shadow that never leaves.
- Gautama Buddha
Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself.
Direct the mind resolutely towards God, restraining the senses in their various seats, and looking on the state of the body as a matter of indifference. Realise your oneness with God, remaining continually intent on identifying with its nature…for what use is there in other, empty things?
- Adi Shankara
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
- Arthur C. Clarke