"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made."

Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977), an American comedian, actor, and writer.


"They brought me a Yankee soldier's portfolio from the battle-field. One might shed tears over some of the letters. Women, wives and mothers, are the same everywhere."

from the diary of Mary Chestnut after the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, during the American Civil War. She was a well-connected Confederate woman, and while her writings are understandably partisan, she reflected many wuniversal thoughts and feelings during the war.


"Experience is, for me, the highest authority...Neither the bible nor the prophets -- neither Freud nor research -- neither the revelations of God nor man -- can take precedence over my own direct experience. "

Carl Rogers (1902 - 1987) was an American psychologist, one of the founders of the Humanist movement in psychology.


"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."

Victor Hugo, a French author (you probably know Les Miserables, that was one of his).


"Suffering has its limit, but fears are endless."

Pliny the Younger, circa 108 CE.

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