Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house.

Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.

August Jane Evans

Life does not count by years. Some suffer a lifetime in a day, and so grow old between the rising and the setting of the sun.

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul. Where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

I am a success today because I had a friend who believed in me, and I didn't have the heart to let him down.

Arachnoleptic fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

Bertrand Russell

Drunkenness is temporary suicide; the happiness that is brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.

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