If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008)
Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (1749-1832)
Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
- Sydney J. Harris, journalist (1917-1986)