The trouble with human beings is not really that they love themselves too much; they ought to love themselves more. The trouble is simply that they don’t love others enough. – Mary Midgley who was born on this day in 1919.
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. Maurice Chevalier who was born on this day in 1888.
The most notable thing about Time is that it is so purely relative. A large amount of reminiscence is, by common consent, conceded to the drowning man; and it is not past belief that one may review an entire courtship while removing one’s gloves. ―
Music and Poetry have ever been acknowledged Sisters, which walking hand in hand support each other; As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes; and as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry. Both of them may excel apart, but sure they are most excellent when they are joined, because nothing is then wanting to either of their perfections. – Henry Purcell who was born on this day in 1659.
The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded. Leo Tolstoy who was born on this day in 1828.
Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had. – Alice Sebold who celebrates her 56th birthday today.
Whoever you pretend to be, you must face yourself eventually. – Al Stewart who celebrates his 74th birthday today.