"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."
--Elizabeth Lawrence, garden designer and writer
"We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society."
--Judith Martin ("Miss Manners"), American writer
and etiquette authority
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
--Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister
"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before."
--Kurt Vonnegut, American novelist and satirist