Once you have been confronted with a life-and-death situation, trivia no longer matter. Your perspective grows and you live at a deeper level. There's no time for pettiness.
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- Margaretta Rockefeller
Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.
All of the animals except man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler (novelist)
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.
- William Hazlitt
Whoever spurns what is short has not trodden on a scorpion.
- African Proverb
Most novices picture themselves as masters - and are content with the picture. This is why there are so few masters.
- Jean Toomer
Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
- Nadia Boulanger
Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers, that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do, is valuable.
- Samuel Johnson
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
- Sir Francis Bacon
There's always room for improvement, you know - it's the biggest room in the house.
- Louise Heath Leber