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Tolerance, openness to argument, openness to self-doubt, willingness to see other people's points of view - these are very liberal and enlightened values that people are right to hold, but we can't allow them to delude us to the point where we can't recognise people who are needlessly perpetrating human misery.
August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.
I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I've spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes.