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A PORTRAIT A DAY KEEPS MYSELF SANE

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Without him nothing was done, and through him everything was done, and the king trusted him more than any other.

Jean Froissart

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.

Seán O’Casey

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

Théophile Gautier

Flowers spring to blossom where she walks
The careful ways of duty;
Our hard, stiff lines of life with her
Are flowing curves of beauty.

 John Greenleaf Whittier

Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a woman’s name out of a satire, then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized, anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Byron was accused of incest. Do you still want to a writer -and if so, why?

Bennet Cerf

The masses do not like those who surpass them in any regard. The average man envies and hates those who are different.

Ludwig von Mises

In reference to flying through thunderstorms; “A pilot may earn his full pay for that year in less than two minutes. At the time of incident he would gladly return the entire amount for the privilege of being elsewhere”.

Ernest K. Gann

I suppose once you’ve been accused of being a witch, you’re never really safe. People may blame all sorts of accidents and misfortunes on you.

Hugh Lofting

Emil Coue

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you’ll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.

Siegfried Sassoon