One can't complain. I have my friends. Why, someone spoke to me only yesterday. - Winnie the Pooh

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

"Every man I meet is in some way my superior". - Ralph Waldo Emerson

While Eeyore frets, and Piglet hesitates, Owl pontificates; Poo just is.
- Benjamin Hoff

"Ordinary thoughts and feelings are not necessarily shallow, any more than subtle or unusual ones are necessarily profound." -William Cowper

Its all very well being able to write a book, but can you waggle your ears ? [JM Barrie (author of Peter Pan) to HG Wells]

Lots of people talk to animals; not very many listen, that's the problem - Winnie the Pooh

There is more simplicity in the man who eats caviar on impulse than the man who eats grapefruit on principle.
- G K Chesterton

"In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen, in small matters, as they are." - Gamaliel Bradford

"If I have seen farther than others, it was because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton

"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole relationships." - Jimmy Shubert

"Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor easier for others." - Baltasar Gracian

We are what we do repeatedly - Aristotle

Never let your sense of morals keep you from doing what is right. - Isaac Asimov

"To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart." - English Digest

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russel

May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in jest. - Charles Lamb

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become of it." - John Ruskin

"You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish - only if the folly of it escapes you." - Jim Fieling

"When a human being is himself, flowing with his inner nature, wearing his natural appropriate masks, integrated into his environment he is normally unaware of the subtleties in others behavior. Only if the other person breaks a conventional pattern is awareness stimulated." - Luke Rheinhart

"We shall never be content until each man makes his own weather and keeps it to himself." - Jerome K Jerome

I would warn you that the frontier between 'ingenious' (which is held to be a good quality) and 'clever' (which is looked at a-skance) is as ill-defined as most of the boundries in christendom today. - Eliza, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger Leads to hate. hate leads to suffering." - Yoda

It's easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend - William Blake

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. - James Stephens

I am a bear of very little brain and long words bother me - Winnie the Pooh

"The human charade - What fun it would be if the players only knew they were playing. In the theatre if an actor begins to 'live' his role, to 'become' that character he is playing we call him insane. But in life we actors take all our roles seriously, 'live' each one 'become' each one and are accordingly insane. To live we must play roles. The question is whether we let the roles play us or let us play the roles. When a role-plays us we become absorbed in it, identified with it. Its loss is our loss, its triumph our triumph. We take it seriously we suffer." - Luke Rheinhart

"Isn't it the ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way." - Rollo May

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what's excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire

"I like pigs; dogs look up at us, cats look down on us, but pigs treat us as equals." - Winston Churchill

You can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count. – Winnie the Pooh


The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind. - Albert Camus

"Treat your friends like pictures and put them in the best light." - Jennie Churchill

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. - Carl Jung