An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.
Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
‘Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.
Laurence J. Peter
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
He who angers you conquers you.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by.
Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
In both business and personal life, I’ve always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.
It is better to travel well than to arrive.
If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.