"Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old."

"Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up, we forget they are also growing old."

Anonymous
10

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature."

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature."

Michael Faraday
3

"The worst of all deceptions is self-deception."

"The worst of all deceptions is self-deception."

Plato
5

"There is no such thing as a lover's oath."

"There is no such thing as a lover's oath."

Plato
3

"Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately."

"Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately."

Plato
4

"I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace, at my pleasure, the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch Earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia."

"I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace, at my pleasure, the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch Earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia."

Claudius Ptolemaeus, “Ptolemy”
1

"The first rule of improvisation is AGREE. Always agree and SAY YES. When you’re improvising, this means you are required to agree with whatever your partner has created. So if we’re improvising and I say, “Freeze, I have a gun,” and you say, “That’s not a gun. […]"

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"The first rule of improvisation is AGREE. Always agree and SAY YES. When you’re improvising, this means you are required to agree with whatever your partner has created. So if we’re improvising and I say, “Freeze, I have a gun,” and you say, “That’s not a gun. It’s your finger. You’re pointing your finger at me,” our improvised scene has ground to a halt. But if I say, “Freeze, I have a gun!” and you say, “The gun I gave you for Christmas! You bastard!” then we have started a scene because we have AGREED that my finger is in fact a Christmas gun.
Now, obviously in real life you’re not always going to agree with everything everyone says. But the Rule of Agreement reminds you to “respect what your partner has created” and to at least start from an open-minded place. Start with a YES and see where that takes you."

Tina Fey
3

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."

"Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."

Louis D. Brandeis
0

"Purity is a good mask for corruption perhaps more so because it discourages inquiries."

"Purity is a good mask for corruption perhaps more so because it discourages inquiries."

Steven D. Levitt
1

"When stakes are high and when there is an incentive to cheat, a small percent always do."

"When stakes are high and when there is an incentive to cheat, a small percent always do."

Stephen J. Dubner
1

"Who cheats? Well, just about anyone, if the stakes are right. Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less."

"Who cheats? Well, just about anyone, if the stakes are right. Cheating is a primordial economic act: getting more for less."

Steven D. Levitt
1

"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."

"What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age."

Sylvia Plath
12

"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve."

"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve."

Sappho
4

"Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go write it down, you either over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to."

"Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go write it down, you either over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to."

Sylvia Plath
5

"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve."

"May I write words more naked than flesh, stronger than bone, more resilient than sinew, sensitive than nerve."

Sappho
2

"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."

"Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
9

"To live is to suffer. To survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."

"To live is to suffer. To survive is to find some meaning in the suffering."

Friedrich Nietzsche
25

"If you wish to understand a philosopher, do not ask what he says, but find out what he wants."

"If you wish to understand a philosopher, do not ask what he says, but find out what he wants."

Friedrich Nietzsche
4

"In a short 4 billion years, life on Earth has come from nothing to structures as complex as a 6-billion-unit strand of DNA and the incomprehensible intricacy of the human brain. Atoms no different from those in a rock somehow formed dynamic entities that became conscious."

"In a short 4 billion years, life on Earth has come from nothing to structures as complex as a 6-billion-unit strand of DNA and the incomprehensible intricacy of the human brain. Atoms no different from those in a rock somehow formed dynamic entities that became conscious."

David G. Myers
2

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

J.M. Barrie
2