Category: quotes

Stolen Quote: Work

For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying. ~ Doris Lessing, British Novelist

She needs to go to Workaholics Anonymous, dontcha think?

Stolen Quote: Torture

In our nature . . . there is a provision, alike marvellous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne–The Scarlet Letter

If only this was true at the dentist’s office.

Stolen Quote: Understanding

Verily, a man hath performed prayers, fasts, charity, pilgrimage and all other good works but he will not be rewarded except by the proportion of his understanding. ~ Prophet Muhammad

But when he achieves understanding,he’s likely to discontinue most of those prayers, fasts, charities, and pilgrimages.

Stolen Quote: Truth

There is nothing so universally intelligible as truth. It has a thousand meanings, and suggests a thousand more. ~ Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm

And so there’s no need to be a compulsive talker. If you want to say a lot without speaking much, just tell the truth.