Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
Charles F. Kettering, inventor and engineer (1876-1958)
There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
All of life is a foreign country.
Jack Kerouac, author (1922-1969)
In those parts of the world where learning and science have prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
Ethan Allen, revolutionary (1738-1789 )
When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favor.
Jane Welsh Carlyle, letter writer (1801-1866 )
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist and author (1936-2005 )
There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity.
Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher (1788-1860 )
Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.
Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935 )
It's tough lying to yourself, especially when you're standing right in front of you. ("Kiln People," 2002)