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The further backwards you look, the further forward you can see.   Winston Churchill

 

Quotes  & Misquotes

 

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.    Henry David Thoreau

 

 


 

 

 


 
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.   Milton Berle

 

 

 

 

 

The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication.   Michael Faraday

 

 

 

 

 

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect.    Benjamin Franklin

 

 

 

 



The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talent and industry, 'this is far and no farther.   Ludwig van Beethoven

 

 

 

 

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.   e e cummings

 

 

 



Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin with the task anew.   St Francis de Sales

 

 

  

 



If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.   Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 



If you play to win, as I do, the game never ends.   Stan Mikita

 

 

 

 


The worst thing in your life may contain seeds of the best. When you can see crisis as an opportunity, your life becomes not easier, but more satisfying.   Joe Kogel

 

 

 

 

 

Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.   James Russel Lowell

  




 

 

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.   Isaac Asimov

 

 

  

 

 

 

PLAN, n. --  The best method of accomplishing an accidental result.   Ambrose Bierce

 

 

 

 

 

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity..   James Earl Carter, Jr.


 

 


Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.  
James Earl Carter, Jr.

 

  

 

 

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.   James Earl Carter, Jr.

 



Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.  
James Earl Carter, Jr.

 

 



It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.  
James Earl Carter, Jr.

 

 



For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.  
James Earl Carter, Jr.


 



Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.  
James Earl Carter, Jr.

 

 

  



In real estate, it's location, location, location. In business it's differentiate, differentiate, differentiate.

Robert Goizueta



 

 


How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is lost forever.   David B. Norris

 

  



Become a possibleitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- always see them, for they are always there.   Norman Vincent Peale

 

 

 

 

An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.   G.K. Chesterton

 

 

  

 

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.   Pearl S. Buck

 

 



A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.    George Bernard Shaw

 

  

 

 

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.    Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 

Never make forecasts, especially about the future.   Samuel Goldwyn

 

  



What we must decide is how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are.   F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.   Russell Baker

 

 

 

 

 

Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.   Marcel Proust



 

 


As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.  
Marcel Proust




 

 

 

Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.   Marcel Proust


 

 



In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.  
Marcel Proust


 

 



It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.  
Marcel Proust

 

 

 

 

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.   John Wooden,

 

 

 

 

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.   John Quincy Adams



 



All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.  
John Quincy Adams



 

 


Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.  
John Quincy Adams



 

 



Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.  
John Quincy Adams

 

  

 

 

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.   Henry David Thoreau


 

 



Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  
Henry David Thoreau

 

  



 

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.   Henry David Thoreau


 



Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.  
Henry David Thoreau

 

 



Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.   
Henry David Thoreau


 



Things do not change; we change.  
Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.   Samuel Johnson



 

 

 

Do not accustom yourself to use big words for little matters.   Samuel Johnson

 

 

 

 

Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.   Samuel Johnson



 



As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.  
Samuel Johnson

 

  

 



As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and above all how hard you work, set the stage for how your players perform.   Don Shula

 

 

 



In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line.  
Henry David Thoreau

 

 

 

 

If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.   John Clare

 

 



And all the charms of face or voice Which I in others see, Are but the recollected choice Of what I feel for thee.  
John Clare

 

 



The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.  
John Clare


 



Love lies beyond / The tomb, the earth, which fades like dew! / I love the fond, / The faithful, and the true.  
John Clare

 

 

 

The worst thing in your life may contain seeds of the best. When you can see crisis as an opportunity, your life becomes not easier, but more satisfying.    Joe Kogel

 

 

 

 

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.   Dame Iris Murdoch


 

 

All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.  
Dame Iris Murdoch

 

 



Art is the final cunning of the human soul which would rather do anything than face the gods.  
Dame Iris Murdoch


 



Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.  
Dame Iris Murdoch


 



Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.  
Dame Iris Murdoch


 



Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.  
Dame Iris Murdoch

 

 



Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes.  
Dame Iris Murdoch

 

 



Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.  
Dame Iris Murdoch

 

 

 

 

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.   Mary Baker Eddy
 

 



Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.  
Mary Baker Eddy

 

 



Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before.  
Mary Baker Eddy


 



Happiness is spiritual, born of truth and love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.  
Mary Baker Eddy




 

Reject hatred without hating.   Mary Baker Eddy

 

 

  

 

Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.   Berenice Abbott


 

 

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.  
Berenice Abbott

 

 



Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.  
Berenice Abbott

 

 



Photography helps people to see.  
Berenice Abbott


 

 

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.  
Berenice Abbott

 

 



There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.  
Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.   Nelson Mandela

 

 



Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.  
Nelson Mandela

 

 



Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  
Nelson Mandela

 

 



I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.  
Nelson Mandela


 

 

I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent. I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses.  
Nelson Mandela

 

 


If the United States of America or Britain is having elections, they don't ask for observers from Africa or from Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.  
Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

 

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.   Edgar Degas

 

 

 

Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.  
Edgar Degas

 

 

 

In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.  
Edgar Degas

 

 

 

 

 

Monet's pictures are always too draughty for me.   Edgar Degas


 

 

 


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.  
Edgar Degas

 

 

 

 

 

Five enemies of peace inhabit with us - avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.   Petrarch


 



How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance.  
Petrarch


 



It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.  
Petrarch

 

 



Man has no greater enemy than himself.  
Petrarch

 



 

Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.   Petrarch

 

 



Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.  
Petrarch


 



To be able to say how much love, is love but little.  
Petrarch

 

 



Who naught suspects is easily deceived.  
Petrarch

 

 

  

 

 

A man can be destroyed but not defeated.   Ernest Hemingway


 

 

All good books have one thing in common - they are truer than if they had really happened.  
Ernest Hemingway

 

  



I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes.  
Ernest Hemingway

 

  



Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use. .  
Ernest Hemingway


 

  

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.  
Ernest Hemingway

 

 

  

  

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a name of value.   Albert Einstein

 

 

  

 

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who does him absolutely no good.   Ann Landers

 

 

  

 

 

To me old age is always 15 years older than I am.  Bernard Baruch

 

 

 

 

 

 

The future has several names. For the weak, it is the impossible. For the faint-hearted, it is the unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is the ideal.   Victor Hugo

 

 

 

 

 

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.   Hugh White

 

 

 

 

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.   Amy Vanderbilt

 

 



I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.  
Amy Vanderbilt
 

 



One face to the world, another at home makes for misery.  
Amy Vanderbilt


 



Parents must get across the idea that 'I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.  
Amy Vanderbilt
 

 



 

We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.   Amy Vanderbilt

 

 

 

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.   Aristotle

 

  



All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.   Aristotle



 

 

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.   Aristotle

 


 

 

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.   Aristotle

 

 

 

 

He is foolish to blame the sea who is shipwrecked twice.   Publilius Syrus



 

 


What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.   Abraham Maslow

 

 

 

 

In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.   Herbert Hoover

 

 



No public man can be just a little crooked.  
Herbert Hoover

 

 



A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.  
Herbert Hoover

 

 

 



About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.  
Herbert Hoover


 

 

 

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.   Raymond Chandler

 

 



Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.  
Raymond Chandler

 

 

 

If my books had been any worse, I should not have been invited to Hollywood, and if they had been any better, I should not have come.  
Raymond Chandler

 

  

 

 

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.   Alexandre Dumas


 



All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.  
Alexandre Dumas


 

 

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.  
Alexandre Dumas


 



How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. .  
Alexandre Dumas


 



I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.  
Alexandre Dumas

 

  



If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.  
Alexandre Dumas

 

 

 

 

 

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the more refined art of skipping and skimming.   Arthur James Balfour


 

 

 

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.   Arthur James Balfour


 

 

 

Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all.   Arthur James Balfour


 



The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.  
Arthur James Balfour

 

  



The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological 'atmosphere' or 'climate' favourable to the life of certain modes of belief, unfavourable, and even fatal, to the life of others.  
Arthur James Balfour

 

 

 

  

 

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.   George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.  
George Bernard Shaw


 

 

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.  
George Bernard Shaw


 

 

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.  
George Bernard Shaw

 

 



Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.  
George Bernard Shaw

 

 



England and America are two countries separated by a common language.  
George Bernard Shaw

 

 



Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.  
George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 



There is something sick about a person whose only interest is money. And the same can be said, I think, for the company whose sole goal is profit.    Richard Haayen

 

 

 

 

 

As long as I've got a chance to beat you I'm going to take it.   Leo Durocher


 



Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.  
Leo Durocher

 

 



Buy a steak for a player on another club after the game, but don't even speak to him on the field. Get out there and beat them to death.  
Leo Durocher

 

 



If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired.  
Leo Durocher

 

 



How you play the game is for college ball. When you're playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters.  
Leo Durocher


 



I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them.  
Leo Durocher

 

 

 

 

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.   Beatrix Potter

 

 

 

Most people, after one success, are so cringingly afraid of doing less well that they rub all the edge off their subsequent work.   Beatrix Potter

 

 



All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife. . . . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest.  
Beatrix Potter

 

 



I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.  
Beatrix Potter

 

  

 

 

A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.   Alexis de Tocqueville

 

  



Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.  
Alexis de Tocqueville

 

 

 

 

As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in? .   Alexis de Tocqueville

 

 

 

Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.  
Alexis de Tocqueville

 

 

  


There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.    Francis Bacon

 

 

 

Kids'  views are often just as valid as the teachers. The best teachers are the ones that know that.    Morley Safer

 

 

 

 

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.   Henry Ford


 



History is more or less bunk.  
Henry Ford

 



I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.  
Henry Ford


 

 

If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.   Henry Ford


 



Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.  
Henry Ford

 

 



People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black. .  
Henry Ford

 

 


You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.  
Henry Ford

 

 

 

 

 

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.   Norman Vincent Peale

 

  

 

Seek first to understand, then to be understood.   Anon

 

 

 

 

 A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.    Albert Szent-Gyorgi

 

 

 

 

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.   Herman Melville

 



Art is the objectification of feeling.  
Herman Melville

 

 


Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.  
Herman Melville


 

 

But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.   Herman Melville




Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored.. .  
Herman Melville


 

 
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.  
Herman Melville

 

  

 

If you're afraid to die, you will not be able to live.   James Baldwin


 



It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.  
James Baldwin

 



A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.  
James Baldwin


 

 

The future is like heaven. Everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.  
James Baldwin

 

 

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.  
James Baldwin

 

 



Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated and this was an immutable law.  
James Baldwin


 



It is only because the world looks on his talent with such a frightening indifference that the artist is compelled to make his talent important.  
James Baldwin

 

  

 

 

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.   Rupert Brooke


 

 



And see, no longer blinded by our eyes.  
Rupert Brooke





 

Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.   Rupert Brooke



 



We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.  
Rupert Brooke

 

 

  



There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.    John Stuart Mill

 

 

 

Efficiency is doing things right, but effectiveness is doing the right things.   Peter Drucker

 

 

  

 

 

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.   Percy Bysshe Shelley


 

 


All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.  
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 



All of us, who are worth anything, spend our manhood in unlearning the follies, or expiating the mistakes of our youth.  
Percy Bysshe Shelley


 

 


Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.  
Percy Bysshe Shelley


 



Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.  
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

                            Verb Descant:  Talk at great length about something of one's interest

 

 

 


Government is an evil; it is only the thoughtlessness and vices of men that make it a necessary evil. When all men are good and wise, government will of itself decay.  
Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

 

 

 

If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's backyard.    Jesse Owens

 

 

  



Inside the ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.   Muhammad Ali

 

 

 

 

 

One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 with only interests. - John Stuart Mill

 




 

Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top 10 percent in your field. The payoff is incredible!  --Brian Tracy

 

 

 

 

 
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.   John Stuart Mill

 

  

 



If everything's under control, you're going to slow.   Mario Andretti

 

  

 

 

 

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.   Guy de Maupassant


 

 



Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.  
Guy de Maupassant



 

 



A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one.  
Guy de Maupassant

 

 

  

 

 

A day may sink or save a realm.   Alfred Tennyson



 

 

A  lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.  
Alfred Tennyson


 

 



A louse in the locks of literature.  
Alfred Tennyson


 

 


A smile abroad is often a scowl at home.  
Alfred Tennyson

 



A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.  
Alfred Tennyson


 

 


After it, follow it, Follow The Gleam.  
Alfred Tennyson


 

 



All experience is an arch where through gleams that un-travelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.  
Alfred Tennyson

 

 

 

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.   Izaak Walton

 

 



God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.  
Izaak Walton

 

 



Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.  
Izaak Walton

 

 



I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning.  
Izaak Walton


 

 

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that money cannot buy; therefore value it, and be thankful for it.  
Izaak Walton


 

 

The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping.   
Izaak Walton


 

 

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.  
Izaak Walton

 

 

 

 

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

 

 

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.    Henry Ford

 

 

  



There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failures.   Colin Powell

 

 



I love the man who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.   Thomas Paine

 

 

  

 


All men are equal before fish.  
Herbert Hoover

 

 



Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.  
Herbert Hoover


 

 



Children are our most valuable natural resource.  
Herbert Hoover

 

 



Competition is not only the basis of protection to the consumer, but is the incentive to progress.  
Herbert Hoover

 

 

 

 

I wasn't going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test - even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there.   Alex Haley

 

 



Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.  
Alex Haley


 



 

When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.   Alex Haley


 



Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.  
Alex Haley


 

 



Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.  
Alex Haley


 

 


Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.  
Alex Haley

 

  

 

 

Creation is a drug I can't do without."


 

 

It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law.  
Cecil B. De Mille

 

 




Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.  
Cecil B. De Mille

 

 

 



There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day.   Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.    Kin Hubbard

 

 

 

 



Whenever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.   Earl Nightingale

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have rights, as individuals, to give as much of our own money as we please to charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of public money.   Davy Crockett


 

 

 


I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgement dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me...Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them.  
Davy Crockett

 

 

 

 



You promote yourself every time you take on a new responsibility.   William Gore

 

 

 

 

A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.   Rosalynn Smith Carter


 

 



Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.  
Rosalynn Smith Carter


 

 



Don't worry about polls, but if you do, don't admit it.  
Rosalynn Smith Carter


 

 

 

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.   Rosalynn Smith Carter


 

  


If we have not achieved our early dreams, we must either find new ones or see what we can salvage from the old. If we have accomplished what we set out to do in our youth, we need not weep like Alexander the Great that we have no more worlds to conquer.  
Rosalynn Smith Carter

 

 

  



A man's mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimension.   Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

 

 

 

 

Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.   Wilt Chamberlain


 

 



The man who won't loan money isn't going to have many friends - or need them.  
Wilt Chamberlain






 

If you have ability in a certain area, why not capitalize on it and improve it and use it? .   Wilt Chamberlain




 

 

I believe that good things come to those who work.  
Wilt Chamberlain

  

 

 



Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.    Ronald Reagan

 

 

  

 

 

I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process.   Benjamin Harrison

 

 


We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.  
Benjamin Harrison


 



The bud of victory is always in the truth.  
Benjamin Harrison

 

 



Unlike many other people less happy, we give our devotion to a Government, to its Constitution, to its flag, and not to men.  
Benjamin Harrison

 

 

  



Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.    Billie Jean King

 

 

 

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.   Abraham Lincoln

 

  

 

 

I like the job. That's what I'll miss the most... I'm not sure anybody ever liked this as much as I've liked it.    William Jefferson Clinton


 



I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.  
 William Jefferson Clinton

 

 



Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.  
 William Jefferson Clinton


 

 

Saddam Hussein didn't kill 3,100 people on Sept. 11. Osama bin Laden did, and as far as we know he's still alive.  
 William Jefferson Clinton

 

 

 

 

The new rage is to say that the government is the cause of all our problems, and if only we had no government, we'd have no problems. I can tell you, that contradicts evidence, history, and common sense.    William Jefferson Clinton


 

 

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.  
 William Jefferson Clinton

 

 


 

To realize the full possibilities of this economy, we must reach beyond our own borders, to shape the revolution that is tearing down barriers and building new networks among nations and individuals, and economies and cultures: globalization. It's the central reality of our time.    William Jefferson Clinton


 



We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.  
 William Jefferson Clinton

 

 

 


When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web... Now even my cat has its own page.  
 William Jefferson Clinton


 

 
You know, everybody makes mistakes when they are president.  
 William Jefferson Clinton


 

 

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.  
 William Jefferson Clinton

 

 

 

 

Beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.   Edgar Lee Masters


 



 

Immortality is not a gift, Immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.   Edgar Lee Masters

 

  



Those who first oppose a good work, seize it and make it their own, when the corner - stone is laid and memorial tablets are erected.  
Edgar Lee Masters


 

  



How shall the soul of a man be larger than the life he has lived.  
Edgar Lee Masters

 

 

 

 

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.   Jorge Luis Borges

 

  



I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.  
Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

 

 

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations, and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.  
Jorge Luis Borges

 

 



I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.  
Jorge Luis Borges


 

  



Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.  
Jorge Luis Borges


 



Reality is not always probable, or likely.  
Jorge Luis Borges

 

  



Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.  
Jorge Luis Borges

 

 

  

 

The trick is growing up without growing old.   Casey Stengel

 

 

  

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.  Leroy "Satchel" Paige

  

 



Don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love, inspiration and hard work. I don't think you can go wrong.  
Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

  

 

What one thing would do if you knew you could not fail?   Earl Nightingale

  

 

 

 

Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.   Lyndon Baines Johnson


 

 
 


A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.  
Lyndon Baines Johnson


 

 


A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman... They are both... lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America.  
Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

 



Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.  
Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

A man without a vote is man without protection.   Lyndon Baines Johnson

 

 



Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.   William Butler Yeats

 

 

 

There's two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.   Enrico Fermi

 

 



If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist.  
Enrico Fermi


 



Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness, or captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.   Samuel Johnson

 

 

 

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge. .  
Enrico Fermi

 

 

 

 

 

Never be first; try to be second.   Enrico Fermi  Regarding his paper on beta decay, which was called "too remote from reality

 

 

 

 

 

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.    Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

 

A man can stand anything except a succession of ordinary days.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 



Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 



As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 



Beware of dissipating your powers; strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

 

Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 

 


Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

  



Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 



How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount.  
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

 

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears.   John Locke

 

 

 

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.  
John Locke


 

 

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.  
John Locke

 

  



Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.  
John Locke

 

 



Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.  
John Locke

 

  

 

 

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.   John Locke
 

 

 


All wealth is the product of labour.  
John Locke

 

 


An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.  
John Locke

 

  

 

 

Like all New York hotel lady cashiers she had red hair and had been disappointed in her first husband.   Al Capp

 

 



My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it.  
Al Capp

 

 



The public is like a piano. You just have to know what keys to poke.  
Al Capp

 

 



The secret of how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else. was to be indifferent to that difference.  
Al Capp

 

 

 



There are certain books in the world which every searcher for truth must know: the Bible, the Critique of Pure Reason, the Origin of Species, and Karl Marx's Capital.  
Al Capp

 

  

 

 

Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.   Al Capp


 

 
Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.  
Al Capp

 

 

 

 

 

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the way they look instead of what is in their minds since not much has been put in their minds to begin with.   Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

 

 

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.  
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

 



The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.  
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

 

 

 

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.   Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 



I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves.  
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 



Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of voice, but out of chaos.  
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

 

 

 

 

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.   Maria Montessori


 

 
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?   
Maria Montessori


 



If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.  
Maria Montessori


 

 
The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil.   
Maria Montessori


 

 
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.  
Maria Montessori


 

 

To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator.  
Maria Montessori

 

 

 

  

Whether elected or appointed, public officials serve those who put and keep them in office. We cannot depend upon them to fight our battles.   Charles Hamilton Houston

 



The American colour bar unless speedily removed will be the rock on which our international Good Neighbor policy and our pious claims to moral leadership will founder.  
Charles Hamilton Houston

 

 

 

 

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.   Daniel H. Burnham

 

 

 

  

Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?   Jimmy Johnson

 

 

 
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.    Napoleon Hill

 

 

  



In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.   Amy Tan

 

 

  

 

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.   Sam Levenson

 

 


All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition.   Bob Proctor

 



Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.    George Washington

 

 

Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.   Richard Wright

 

 

The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.  
Richard Wright


 



Blues, spirituals, and folk tales recounted from mouth to mouth . . . all these formed the channels through which the racial wisdom flowed.  
Richard Wright

 

 

 

 

Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.   Jane Addams


 

 

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.  
Jane Addams


 

 


Private beneficence is totally inadequate to deal with the vast numbers of the city's disinherited.  
Jane Addams

 

 



We have learned to say that the good must be extended to all of society before it can be held secure by any one person or class; but we have not yet learned to add to that statement, that unless all [people] and all classes contribute to a good, we cannot even be sure that it is worth having.  
Jane Addams


 

 
 

Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.   Jane Addams


 



The new growth in the plant swelling against the sheath, which at the same time imprisons and protects it, must still be the truest type of progress.  
Jane Addams

 

 



Civilization is a method of living and an attitude of equal respect for all people.  
Jane Addams

 

 

  

 

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.   Truman Capote


 



Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.  
Truman Capote


 

  

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.  
Truman Capote

 

  


Fame is only good for one thing; they will cash your check in a small town.  
Truman Capote

 

 



Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.  
Truman Capote


 

 


Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.  
Truman Capote

 

 



Hope is a vigorous principle; it sets the head and heart to work, and animates a man to do his utmost. It makes a seeming impossibility give way.   Jeremy Collier

 

 

 

 

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.   Bob Newhart


 



This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills, and I'm not about to screw with it now.  
Bob Newhart

 

 

All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it.  
Bob Newhart

 

 



Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

  

 

Take what you can use and let the rest go by.    Ken Kesey

 

 

 



One must know oneself; if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.   Blaise Pascal

 

 

 

 

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.   Clarence Darrow

 

 

 

 

If you have a fall -- mental, moral, or physical -- pick yourself up and start over again immediately. If you do, in the long run life won't beat you.    John Joseph Pershing

 

 

 

 

I believe it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than to be ignorant.   H. L.Mencken


 



No one in this world, so far as I know ... has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.  
H. L.Mencken


 

 

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.  
H. L.Mencken

 

 

 

  

No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.   Margaret Higgins Sanger


 



When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.  
Margaret Higgins Sanger

 

 

 

  

 

Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents - but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea.   William Howard Taft



 

 

Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.  
William Howard Taft

 

 

 

 

 

Failure to accord credit to anyone for what he may have done is a great weakness in any man.   William Howard Taft

 



I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to which I cannot subscribe.  
William Howard Taft

 

 



Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.  
William Howard Taft

 

 

 

 

 

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.   Dale Carnegie

  

  

 

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.   Warren Earl Burger

 

  

 

It is amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares about who gets the credit.   Robert Yates

 

 

  

 

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.   B.B. King

 

 

 

 

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.   Adlai Ewing Stevenson


 



You will find that the truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.  
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

  



You know, you really can't beat a household commodity - the ketchup bottle on the kitchen table.  
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

 



To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man-and also a nation.  
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

 


We mean by 'politics' the people's business - the most important business there is.  
Adlai Ewing Stevenson


 


 

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments.   Adlai Ewing Stevenson


 

 

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.   Adlai Ewing Stevenson

 

 

 


If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.   Ben Franklin

 

 

 

 

 

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.   Rutherford B. Hayes


 

 

It will be the duty of the Executive, with sufficient appropriations for the purpose, to prosecute unsparingly all who have been engaged in depriving citizens of the rights guaranteed to them by the Constitution.  
Rutherford B. Hayes

 



He serves his party best who serves his country best.  
Rutherford B. Hayes

 

 

 

 

He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.   Russian Proverb

 

 
Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.   John Keats


 


I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination. What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth - whether it existed before or not.   John Keats

 

 

I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.   John Keats

 



Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.   John Keats

  


He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience.  
Sir William Golding




Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket.  
Sir William Golding




My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.  
Sir William Golding

 



Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.  
Sir William Golding



 

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.   Sir William Golding

 

 

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.   Joseph Stalin

 

 

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.    Indira Gandhi

 

 

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.   Upton Sinclair




It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.  
Upton Sinclair

 

 

A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.    T. S. Eliot
 

 


An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
    T. S. Eliot

 



At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths -your abilities and your failings.
    T. S. Eliot

  

Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.    T. S. Eliot


 

Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.    T. S. Eliot



Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm. But the harm does not interest them.
    T. S. Eliot



As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing.
    T. S. Eliot

 

A cult is a religion with no political power.   Thomas Wolfe

 

A liberal is a conservative who has been arrested.   Thomas Wolfe


 

Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.   Thomas Wolfe

 


Death the last voyage, the longest, and the best.  
Thomas Wolfe

 


If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.  
Thomas Wolfe




In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.  
Thomas Wolfe

 

 

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it's vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it's security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.   Adlai Stevenson




The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.  
Adlai Stevenson

  

A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.   William Faulkner

 



All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.  
William Faulkner




Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.  
William Faulkner

 



An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.  
William Faulkner

 

A gentleman can live through anything.   William Faulkner




A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream.  
William Faulkner


 

A mule will labour ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.  
William Faulkner




A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.  
William Faulkner

 

 

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.   F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald


 


First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald




It takes a genius to whine appealingly.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald

 



Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.   F. Scott Fitzgerald




Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmaster of ever afterwards.  
F. Scott Fitzgerald

  



I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar





We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.   Golda Meir

  

 

Peace will not come out of a clash of arms but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 


 

Democracy and violence can ill go together. Evolution of democracy is not possible if we are not prepared to hear the other side.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 



A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave
.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

 

Hatred ever kills, love never dies; such is the vast difference between the two. What is obtained by love is retained for all time. What is obtained by hatred proves a burden in reality for it increases hatred.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi




Non-cooperation with evil is a sacred duty
.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

 

You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul
.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 



Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man
.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

 

It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machinery's of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 



To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend.  
.   Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 


You will find at the base of and birth of every great business organization was an enthusiast, a man consumed with earnestness of purpose, with confidence in his powers, with faith in the worthiness of his endeavours.  B.C. Forbes


 

 

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.    Zig Ziglar

 

 

The World little knows how many thoughts and theories, which have passed through the mind of a scientific investigator and have been crushed in silence and secrecy of his own criticism.   Michael Faraday




Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.  
Michael Faraday




I am busy just now again on electro-magnetism, and think I have got hold of a good thing, but can't say. It may be a weed instead of a fish that, after all my labour, I may at last pull up.  
Michael Faraday




The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.  
Michael Faraday

 

 

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.   Michael Faraday



 
Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.   Ty Cobb

 

 

The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.    Samuel Butler

 

 

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.   Herbert George Wells


 



We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.  
Herbert George Wells




The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it.  
Herbert George Wells




Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.  
Herbert George Wells

 

 

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.   Herbert George Wells

 



If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.    Harvey Firestone

  

Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.   Samuel Adams

 



The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.  
Samuel Adams

 



The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.  
Samuel Adams

 

 

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections.   Samuel Adams

 



It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.  
Samuel Adams

 

 

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.   Raymond A. Kroc


 



While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.  
Raymond A. Kroc

 



You're only as good as the people you hire.  
Raymond A. Kroc

 

 

As long as you're green, you're growing. As soon as you're ripe, you start to rot.   Raymond A. Kroc

 



Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday.  
Raymond A. Kroc




If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.  
Raymond A. Kroc




It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.  
Raymond A. Kroc

 

 

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.   Harry S. Truman

 


Integrity makes my job easier. It's deception and dishonesty that requires so much diligent effort.   Bobby Bowden

 

 

Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.   Le Corbusier - French architect  -   (1887-1965)

 



I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.  
Le Corbusier

 



Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.  
Le Corbusier



 


The home should be the treasure chest of living.  
Le Corbusier


 



The most beautiful bridge in the world. so pure, so resolute, so regular that here, finally, steel architecture seems to laugh.  
Le Corbusier


 


Vehement silhouettes of Manhattan - that vertical city with unimaginable diamonds.  
Le Corbusier



 

A house is a machine for living in.   Le Corbusier




A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and 50 times: It is a beautiful catastrophe   .   
Le Corbusier

 

 

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.    Ramsay Clark

 

 

If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.   Niels Bohr

 



Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think.  
Niels Bohr

 

 


No, no, you're not thinking; you're just being logical.  
Niels Bohr


 



Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.  
Niels Bohr

 

 



Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.  
Niels Bohr

 

 

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.   Niels Bohr

 



How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.  
Niels Bohr

 



If we have our own "why" of life, we can clear almost any "how".   Friedrich Nietzshe

 

 

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -- Abraham Lincoln

 

 

Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.   Edward Rickenbacker


 



The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.  
Edward Rickenbacker

 



Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.  
Edward Rickenbacker


 


I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.  
Edward Rickenbacker

 



I can give you a six-word formula for success: 'Think things through - then follow.  
Edward Rickenbacker

 

 

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.   Charles Revson


 



If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.  
Charles Revson


 

In the factory we make cosmetics; in the drugstore we sell hope.   Charles Revson



 


The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.  
Charles Revson

 

 

Newspaper people have a habit of putting you in the front pages to sell their papers, and then after they've sold their papers and got big circulation's, they say, 'Look at what we've done for you.   John Lennon


 



The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.  
John Lennon

 

 


I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.  
John Lennon

 



The worst drugs are as bad as anybody's told you. It's just a dumb trip, which I can't condemn people if they get into it, because one gets into it for one's own personal, social, emotional reasons. It's something to be avoided if one can help it.  
John Lennon


 


If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that... I believe in what I do, and I'll say it.  
John Lennon


 

 

If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.  
John Lennon

 



When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.  
John Lennon

  

 

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him.    Booker T. Washington

  

 

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.   Margaret Thatcher

 



Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.  
Margaret Thatcher


 



Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.  
Margaret Thatcher

 



Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.  
Margaret Thatcher

 

 

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and importance, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.  
Margaret Thatcher

 



Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.  
Margaret Thatcher

 



Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.   Abigail Adams

 

 

All poetry is an ordered voice, one which tries to tell you about a vision in the unvisionary language of farm, city and love.   Paul Engle

 



But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found.  
Paul Engle

 



Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.  
Paul Engle

 

 

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.  
Paul Engle




Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.  
Paul Engle


 


Writing is like this-you dredge for the poem's meaning the way police dredge for a body. They think it is down there under the black water, they work the grappling hooks back and forth.  
Paul Engle

 

 

I refuse to allow a disability to determine how I live my life. I don't mean to be reckless, but setting a goal that seems a bit daunting actually is very helpful toward recovery.   Christopher Reeve

 

 

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.   Oscar Wilde


 

 

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.   Oscar Wilde

 

 

America had often been discovered before Columbus, but it had always been hushed up.  
Oscar Wilde




America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.  
Oscar Wilde

 



Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.  
Oscar Wilde




Biography lends to death a new terror.  
Oscar Wilde



Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.  
Oscar Wilde




Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.  
Oscar Wilde




I always like to know everything about my new friends, and nothing about my old ones.  
Oscar Wilde

  

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.   Phædrus

  


My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.   Hank Aaron

 

 

A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.   Dwight D. Eisenhower




An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower




Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower

 



I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower

 



I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower

 


"I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will tick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower




There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.  
Dwight D. Eisenhower

 



Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others .   Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

Decide promptly, but never give your reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.   Lord Mansfield

  

 

With Liszt, one no longer thinks of difficulty overcome; the instrument disappears and music reveals itself." -- Heinrich Heine
 

 

Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny." -- Franz Liszt

 



Truth is a great flirt." -- Franz Liszt

 

 

We become what we think about all day long.    Emerson

 



Most people think only what everybody else is doing.    Earl Nightingale

 


The further backwards you look, the further forward you can see.  
Winston Churchill

 


A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.   Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 



A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks.  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge


 



A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 


Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge


 



Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 

 


"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame.  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

 



An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!  
Samuel Taylor Coleridge




The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in not giving up.
    Tommy Lasorda

 

 

Choose an author as you choose a friend. .   Sir Christopher Wren


 



Ability is a poor man's wealth.  
Sir Christopher Wren




In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.  
Sir Christopher Wren


 

Architecture aims at Eternity.   Sir Christopher Wren

 



Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it.   Margaret Thatcher

 

 

Whenever a man seeks your advice he generally seeks your praise.   Lord Chesterfield

 

 

The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.   Jack Anderson


 



You do not give up freedom. That's what we are talking about here. Freedom. Because without the watchdog, your freedoms would be stripped from you.  
Jack Anderson




We might go down like other civilizations have gone down, through moral decline. That's our biggest problem.  
Jack Anderson




Politicians are proud, egocentric people who would give an arm or leg before they gave up their reputations.  
Jack Anderson

 



Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.   Marie Curie

 

 

Canada will be a strong country when Canadians of all provinces feel at home in all parts of the country, and when they feel that all Canada belongs to them.   Pierre Elliott Trudeau




I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau




If I found in my own ranks that a certain number of guys wanted to cut my throat, I'd make sure that I cut their throats first.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau




Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 



Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau




My life is one long curve, full of turning points.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 



The essential ingredient of politics is timing.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 



The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 



We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada.  
Pierre Elliott Trudeau

 

 

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.   Arthur Miller

 



A play is made by sensing how the forces in life simulate ignorance-you set free the concealed irony, the deadly joke.  
Arthur Miller




A playwright lives in an occupied country. And if you can't live that way you don't stay.  
Arthur Miller




All we are is a lot of talking nitrogen.  
Arthur Miller




Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.  
Arthur Miller




Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.  
Arthur Miller

 

 

 


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