In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Quote by Doris Lessing
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Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse.
All my friends' mothers were appalling women.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel.
My father was in the First World War.
It's lovely to have money to give away - that's the bonus of winning the Nobel.
You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much.
The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.
I wanted to highlight that whole dreadful process in book publishing that 'nothing succeeds like success.'
Factory farming is one of the biggest contributors to the most serious environmental problems. The meat industry causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, planes and ships in the world.
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world - no ideals.
I drive an electric car.
Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.