“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” – Mark Twain
“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”
Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.
“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
Dostoyevsky, ‘The Brothers Karamazov’
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Dostoyevky ‘The Brothers Karamazov’