Monday, September 24, 2007

Interesting Thoughts

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.—Mother Teresa

Remorse—Regret that one waited so long to do it.—H.L. Mencken

Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know.—William Saroyan

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.—Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.—T.S. Eliot

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.—Jorge Luis Borges

Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context—a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.—Eliel Saarinen

Ah tell me not that memory / Sheds gladness o’er the past; / What is recalled by faded flowers / Save that they did not last?—Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Trust, but look for the exits.—Mason Cooley

An open foe may prove a curse, / But a pretended friend is worse.—John Gay

A man / thinks he amounts / to a great deal / but to a / flea or a / mosquito a / human being is / merely something / good to eat—Don Marquis

The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.—Karl Kraus

I would rather make my name than inherit it.—William Makepeace Thackeray

The United Nations is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn’t created to take you to heaven.—Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.