Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld: Love

“There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.”

-Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, aphorist (1613-1680).

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Victor Kiam: Procrastination

“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin. ”
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Anais Nin: Love

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

Anais Nin


Raymond Thornton Chandler: Science and art

“There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.”

—Raymond Thornton Chandler, writer (1888-1959).

H.G. Wells: Bend a little

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“Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.” ~H.G. Wells, quoted in “Happily Ever After.”

Martin Luther King, Jr: Challenge and controversy

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr., quoted in “Older & Wiser”

Carl Sagan: Nuclear arms race

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The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five. –Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)

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