Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens van der Post, explorer and writer (1906-1996)
That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not.
James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987)
To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior "righteous indignation" -- this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.
Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)
Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)
The theme in the Mansion this season is North Carolina Art. They have brought in many items from various museums and private collections all over the state, to be on display during the week of public tours, starting next week sometime. As we sat around one end of the table at lunch today, at the other end of the table were about seven pieces of art glass - one of which is said to be worth $75,000. Guess who kept her distance?? I can just imagine klutzy ole me getting anywhere near that piece!!