An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
George Bernard Shaw
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Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
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I look up at the universe and ask, What are you trying to teach me here?’ I know I won’t hear a reply, but asking the question, makes me begin looking for the answer.
Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.
Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
Ignorance… is a painless evil; so, I should think, is dirt, considering the merry faces that go along with it.
What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
We live thick and are in each other’s way, and stumble over one another, and I think we thus lose some respect for one another.
The sense of an entailed disadvantage – the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender.