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Men rarely (if ever) managed to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings.
    W.H. Auden, poet (1907-1973 )

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
    Alexander Graham Bell, inventor (1847-1922 )

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
    Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (1844-1924)

Money often costs too much.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience
    -George Sand, novelist (1804-1876))

What is a Curmudgeon anyway? A curmudgeon's reputation for malevolence is undeserved. They're neither warped nor evil at heart. They don't hate mankind, just mankind's absurdities. They're just as sensitive and soft-hearted as the next guy, but they hide their vulnerability beneath a crust of misanthropy. They ease the pain by turning hurt into humor. They attack maudlinism because it devalues genuine sentiment. Nature, having failed to equip them with a servicable denial mechanism, has endowed them with astute perception and sly wit. Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers whose bitterness is a symptom rather than a disease. They can't compromise their standards and can't manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse. Perhaps curmudgeons have gotten a bad rap in the same way that the messenger is blamed for the message: They have the temerity to comment on the human condition without apology. They not only refuse to applaud mediocrity, they howl it down with morose glee. Their versions of the truth unsettle us, and we hold it against them, even though they soften it with humor.
    Jon Winokur, ( )

Now understand me well—it is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
    Walt Whitman, poet (1819-1892 )

Every advance in civilization has been denounced as unnatural while it was recent.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

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