Language is a virus from outer space.
-- William S. Burroughs
Whoever feels pain in hearing a good character of his neighbor, will
feel a pleasure in the reverse. And those who despair to rise in distinction
by their virtues, are happy if others can be depressed to a level of
The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
-- Eric Hoffer
I conceive that pleasures are to be avoided if greater pains be the
consequence, and pains to be coveted that will terminate in greater
-- Michel Eyquem Montaigne
All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to
-- Blaise Pascal
Change is one thing, progress is another.
Change is scientific, progress is ethical;
change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
-- Bertrand Russell
All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy
in its own fashion.
--Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)