When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough.
~ Fran Lebowitz
Inconsistency with ourselves is the great weakness of human nature.
~ Joseph Addison
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.
I haven’t read this book, but it sounds interesting —
A struggle between good and evil unfolds in this full-bodied fable by the author of The Zahir. When a stranger arrives in an isolated mountain village, he brings with him a devilish offer: If anybody in the town is murdered within a week, every surviving resident will receive a fortune in gold. His evil instigation throws the townspeople into a moral tailspin that ends with a major plot surprise.
When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters.
One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
~ William M. Thackeray
Eat, drink and be-sotted.
~ Clay Tompkins