Spanish Proverb in Wikipedia
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we get
Experience is not always the kindest of teachers, but it is surely the best
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody
Even the best writer has to erase
For if in any manner we can stimulate this instinct, new passages are opened for us into nature, the mind flows into and through things hardest and highest, and the metamorphosis is possible
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882)
In all fairness, I feel compelled to warn men that women, even on good days, are compulsively manipulative. We constantly take advantage of the fact that men are either unaware of this particular trait or are wonderfully forgetful.
Owen J. McClain
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.