It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
— Winston Churchill
Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being’s suffering. Not a career. Not wealth. Not intelligence. Certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we’re going to survive with dignity.
It’s a helluva start. Bring able to recognize what makes you happy.
“I was young and foolish then. Now I am older and foolisher.”
No matter how busy you may think are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
In special education, there is too much emphasis put on the deficit and not enough on strength.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, These women ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again!”
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing is enough to solve all of the world’s problems.
The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one for me. A library can be that special place for our children.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable and if if he is a writer wise enough to know it can’t be done, then he is not a writer at all. A good writer always works at the impossible.
A whole set of Charles Bukowski quotes