Cathy Johnson:
There is an art to wandering. If I have a destination, a plan- an objective- Iíve lost the ability to find serendipity. Iíve become too focused, too single-minded. I am on a quest, not a ramble. I search for the Holy Grail of particularity and miss the chalice freely offered, filled and overflowing. 

Tom Peters: 
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is in doing something else. 

Helen Keller:
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often, we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. 

Louis LíAmour:
Up to a point a manís life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say. This I am today, that I will be tomorrow 

Feodor Dostoyevsky:
There is nothing higher and stronger and more wholesome and useful for life in later years than some good memory, especially a memory connected with childhood, with home. If a man caries many such memories with him into life, he is save to the end of his days, and if we have only one good memory left in our hearts, even that may sometimes be the means of saving us. 

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton:
People look forward to weekends a little unrealistically. Iíll clean the house, Iíll do those errands Iíve been putting off and finish that book and pay some bills. Before you know it, itís eleven oíclock on Saturday morning and all youíve done is get up and have breakfast. By late afternoon, youíve finished your errands. You go to bed early, thinking vague thoughts about cleaning the house on Sunday afternoon. By Sunday morning youíve done only about half of what youíd planned. Was this weekend a failure? No. Stand firm, the main purpose of a weekend is to escape from over structured days and nights. Unplanned time is not wasted, for you need it to unwind. 

Rainer Maria Rilke:
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings, infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky. 

Sidney Greenbreg:
We may gamble on outsmarting the law; We may gamble on the leniency of man and the mercy of God-but no man ever won a gamble with his own conscience. Even should he think he has beaten his own conscience into submission, his misdeeds still leave their mark upon him. Anyone who gambles against this fact has already lost his gamble 

P.J.OíRourke:
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you please unless it causes others harm. With it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. 

Pico Iyer:
We have to earn silence, to work for it: to make it not an absence but a presence; not emptiness but repletion. Silence is something more than just a pause. It is that enchanted place where space is cleared and time is stayed and the horizon itself expands. In silence, we often say, we can hear ourselves think; but what is truer to say is that in silence we can hear ourselves not think, and so sink below ourselves into a place far deeper than mere thought allows. In silence, we might better say, we can hear someone else think