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I have protracted my work till most of those whom I wished to please have sunk into the grave, and success and miscarriage are empty sounds: I therefore dismiss it with frigid tranquillity, having little to fear or hope from censure or from praise.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.

Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799) German scientist, satirist and anglophile.

Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.

Francis Picabia (1878-1953) French painter, and poet.

It means nothing to me. I have no opinion about it, and I don't care.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish painter.

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.