We may live without friends; we may live without books. But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
There is nothing to which men cling more tenaciously than the privileges of class.
Leonard Sidney Woolf
Yet fill my glass: give me one kiss:
My own sweet Alice, we must die.
There's somewhat in this world amiss
Shall be unriddled by and by.
There's somewhat flows to us in life,
But more is taken quite away.
Pray, Alice, pray, my darling wife,
That we may die the self-same day.
Alfred (Lord) Tennyson
Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John Maynard Keynes
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
If you can put the question, 'Am I or am I not responsible for my acts?' then you are responsible.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
Being disabled should not mean being disqualified from having access to every aspect of life.
You can not gain peace by avoiding life.
Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.
Percy Wyndham Lewis
The family uses people, not for what they are, nor for what they are intended to be, but for what it wants them for — its own uses. It thinks of them not as what God has made them, but as the something which it has arranged that they shall be.