- an enigma
I work in the Governance team at the Law Society in London. That's the day job! Also a part time writer and artist. Do mainly portrait and life paintings.
- Overseas aid is a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
The weak can never forgive, forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. .…Mahatma Ghandi Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. …C.S. Lewis Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much. …Oscar Wilde
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
People only start calling you experimental when the experiment has failed.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ... Martin Luther King Jr. Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. ...Malcolm X
A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music.
The excellence of every art is its intensity. …Keats Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech...Simonides Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures...Beecher Life isn't long enough for Love and Art. ..Maugham
Laughter is the closest distance between two people. …Victor Borge Among those whom I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. …W. H. Auden Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain….. Edward De Bono The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. …Horace Walpole Humour is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place ..... You can't stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh. ….. We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh … Agnes Repplier
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it...George Bernard Shaw Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. …David T. Wolf Cynicism is simply an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
War is god's way of teaching Americans geography.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously.
The tyrant grinds down his slaves and they don’t turn against him, they crush those beneath them..Emily Bronte
Be nice to America – or they’ll bring you democracy