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A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
~ Graham Greene - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong.
~ Zoroaster - [Kindness]

 

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He that can work is born to be king of something.
~ Thomas Carlyle - [Kings]

 

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I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
~ Muhammad Ali - [Humility]

 

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I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Humankind]

 

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I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
~ Simone Weil - [Humankind]

 

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If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter.
~ Max Hastings - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Humankind]

 

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Journalism is the entertainment business.
~ Frank Herbert - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
~ John Dryden - [Kings]

 

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Little kindnesses... will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways.
~ Zadik - [Kindness]

 

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Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
~ H.G. Wells - [Humankind]

 

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Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.
~ Ryszard Kapuscinski - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -- no matter who killed the meat for him.
~ Ernest Hemingway - [Journalism and Journalists]

 

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The best portion of a good man's life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
~ William Wordsworth - [Kindness]

 

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The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Humankind]

 

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The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
~ William Wordsworth - [Kindness]

 

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The supreme, the merciless, the destroyer of opposition, the exalted King, the shepherd, the protector of the quarters of the world, the King the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas, who by his lordly attack has forced mighty and merciless Kings from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same to acknowledge one supremacy.
~ Ashurnasirpal - [Kings]

 

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The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
~ Walt Whitman - [Humankind]

 

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We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
~ Tennessee Williams - [Humankind]

 

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