Many people feel "guilty" about things they shouldn't feel guilty about, in order to shut out feelings of guilt about things they should feel guilty about.
Sydney J. Harris (1917 - 1986)
Contributed by: Zaady
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us.
The two words "information" and "communication" are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
Making out an invitation list for a party brings out the worst in everyone. It is then that our most ruthless estimates of the people we know come into play.
All significant achievement comes from daring, from experiment, from the willingness to risk failure.
Source: Newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection
If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Being yourself is not remaining what you were, or being satisfied with what you are. It is the point of departure.
Source: Field Newspaper Syndicate
There's no point in burying the hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.
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