Kata Bijak Akhenaton
Say not that honor is the child of boldness nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due but to the manner of performing it.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often and changeth his mind the fool is obstinate and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
To be satisfied with a little is the greatest wisdom and he that increaseth his riches increaseth his cares but a contented mind is a hidden treasure and trouble findeth it not.
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Those who gave thee a body furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul armed thee with resolution. Employ it and thou art wise be wise and thou art happy.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast or murder thy friend.
But the wicked passions of men's hearts alone seem strong enough to leave pictures that persist the good are ever too luke-warm.
Your thoughts and emotions are yours alone.
I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans.
You are forever alone.
I have two ideas for novels at the moment neither of them all that conventional but I'm not ready to choose between them yet let alone settle down to the process of writing.
Willem de Kooning is generally credited for coming out of the painterly gates strong in the forties revolutionizing art and abstraction and reaching incredible heights by the early fifties and then tailing off.