Rebels and Rulers

"No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat." -- Lawrence George Durrell (1912-1990, Indian-born expatriate British novelist,    poet, dramatist, and travel writer)         

Necessity and Freedom

"When we are incapable of recognizing the laws of necessity, we believe ourselves to be free." -- Karl Ludwig Börne (1786-1837, German political writer and satirist)                                               

Love and Envy

"Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope." -- Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw, 1818-1885, American humorist)                     

Right Versus Might

"When Right goes before Might, it risks a shot in the back." -- Stanislaw Jerzy Lec (1909-1966, Polish-Jewish poet and aphorist)                                               


"An ideal is a blueprint for failure." -- Theo Mestrum (1956-       , The Netherlands)                                   


"Reality is for people who can't handle drugs." -- Elizabeth Lee Wurtzel (1967-       , American writer and journalist)                                               

Being Rude

"A gentleman is a man who is only rude when he intends to be."   -- Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874-1965, British statesman and author)                                 

Being Human

"He who makes a beast of himself avoids the pain of being a man." -- Samuel Johnson (Dr. Johnson, 1709-1784, English lexicographer and writer)                                                                   ...