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Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.   Doug Larson

 

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The only time you can't afford failure is the last time you try.   Charles Kettering

 

 


 

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Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.    Sidney J. Harris

 




 


 
You must avoid the investigation trap. You can't postpone tough decisions by studying them to death.  
Percy Barnevik





Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act. 
 Maxwell Maltz



 



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

 

 

 

 

 

A friend is a gift you give yourself.   Robert Louis Stevenson


 

 

 


You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now .   Joan Baez

 

 

 



All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.  
Robert Louis Stevenson





 

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. .   Robert Louis Stevenson


 

 

 

Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.   Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 



 

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.   Robert Louis Stevenson


 

 

 

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.   Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 


Everybody, soon or late, sits down to a banquet of consequences.  
Robert Louis Stevenson

 


 
Everyone lives by selling something.  
Robert Louis Stevenson

 

 

 

 

 

I have no riches but my thoughts, yet these are wealth enough for me.   Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

 

 



In this age of innovation, perhaps no experiment will have an influence more important on the character and happiness of our society than the granting to females the advantages of a systematic and thorough education.  
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

 



 



Nor need we power or splendour, wide hall or lordly dome; the good, the true, the tender, these form the wealth of home. .  
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

 



 



She was a weak woman - too highly elated in prosperity, too easily depressed by adversity - not considering that both are situations of trial.  
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale

 

 

 

 

Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.    Ovid

 

 

Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.   Mark Twain

 

 

I could never tell where inspiration begins and impulse leaves off. I suppose the answer is in the outcome. If your hunch proves a good one, you were inspired; if it proves bad, you are guilty of yielding to thoughtless impulse.   Beryl Markham
 

 

 

I have a trunk containing continents.   Beryl Markham

 

 



If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.  
Beryl Markham


 

 

No human pursuit achieves dignity unless it can be called work, and when you can experience a physical loneliness for the tools of your trade, you see that the other things - the experiments, the irrelevant vocations, the vanities you used to hold - were false to you.   Beryl Markham


 

 

Silence is never so impenetrable as when the whisper of steel on paper strives to pierce it.   Beryl Markham

 



You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.  
Beryl Markham

 

 



Once you embrace unpleasant news, not as a negative but as evidence of a need for change, you aren't defeated by it. You're learning from it.  
Bill Gates

 

 

 

Action is the foundational key to all success.   Pablo Picasso

 



Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.  
Pablo Picasso


 

 

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.   Pablo Picasso


 

 

Art is not the application of a canon of beauty but what the instinct and the brain can conceive beyond any canon. When we love a woman we don't start measuring her limbs.   Pablo Picasso


 

 

 

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. .   Pablo Picasso


 

 

Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.   Pablo Picasso


 

 

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.   Pablo Picasso

 



 

Disciples be damned. It's not interesting. It's only the masters that matter. Those who create.   Pablo Picasso


 

 

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.   Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.   Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.   Anne Bradstreet

 

 

 

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.   Theodore Roosevelt



 

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

 

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.   Theodore Roosevelt


 

 

Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.   Theodore Roosevelt



 

 

A hero is someone right who doesn't change.   George Foreman

 



I am a winner each and every time I go into the ring.  
George Foreman

 

 


I'm the world heavyweight champion. I consider myself a citizen of the whole world.  
George Foreman




 

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.   Jonas Salk



 


It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.  
Jonas Salk


 



Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.  
Jonas Salk


 

 

Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive.   Jonas Salk


 

 

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.   Jonas Salk




Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.  
Samuel Johnson

 

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.   J.R.R. Tolkien

 

 


Leadership rests not only on outstanding ability. It also rests on commitment, loyalty and pride. It rests on followers who are ready to accept guidance. Leadership is the ability to direct people and more important to have those people accept the direction.  
Vince Lombardi

 

 

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.   General Douglas McArthur

 

 

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.   Abraham Lincoln

 




No great performance came from holding back.  
Don Greene

 

 

 

Affectation is a very good word when someone does not wish to confess to what he would none the less like to believe of himself.   Fanny Brice

 

 


Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? .  
Fanny Brice

 

 


Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.  
Fanny Brice

 

 

 

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man.   John Adams






Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.  
John Adams





All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.  
John Adams





Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.  
John Adams





As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.  
John Adams






Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.  
John Adams






Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.  
John Adams

 

 

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.   John Keats




Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.  
John Keats


 

 

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul.   John Keats


 

 

He ne'er is crowned with immortality Who fears to follow where airy voices lead.   John Keats


 

 

Health is my expected heaven.   John Keats





Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.  
John Keats


 

 

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.   John Keats


 

I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.   John Keats

 

 


Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.  
Muhammad Ali

  

 

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right.    H.L. Mencken

 

 

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

 

 

Weep not that the world changes--did it keep A stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.   William Cullen Bryant

 

 

No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.   James Polk




 

Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.   James Polk

 
 


The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.  
James Polk


 

 

There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress...than I had any conception of, before I became President of the U.S.   James Polk


 

 

I prefer to supervise the whole operations of Government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates and this makes my duties very great.   James Polk

 

 

A man said to the universe: "Sir, I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.   Stephen Crane

 

 

Every sin is the result of collaboration.   Stephen Crane

 



You cannot choose your battlefield, God does that for you; But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew.  
Stephen Crane

  

 

We shall find no fiend in hell can match the fury of a disappointed woman, scorned, slighted, dismissed without a parting pang.   Colley Cibber


 



Possession is eleven points in the law.  
Colley Cibber


 



It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.  
Colley Cibber





Oh! how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring.  
Colley Cibber


 


You know, one had as good be out of the world, as out of the fashion.  
Colley Cibber

 

 

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it..    Henry Ford

 

 

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?   George Bernard Shaw

 

  

"I am not a... leader. I don't want you to follow me or anything else. If you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of the... wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into this promised land if I could, because if I could lead you in, someone else could lead you out.   Eugene V. Debs

  



I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.  
Eugene V. Debs


 

 

I'd rather vote for something I want and not get it than vote for something I don't want, and get it.   Eugene V. Debs





The most heroic word in all languages is revolution.  
Eugene V. Debs


 

 

Those who produce should have, but we know that those who produce the most - that is, those who work hardest, and at the most difficult and most menial tasks, have the least.   Eugene V. Debs


 

 

When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.   Eugene V. Debs

 

 

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.   Henry Clay

 

 

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.   Thomas Edison 




Success is a journey, not only a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.  
Arthur Ashe

 
 

It's not the voting that's democracy. It's the counting.   Tom Stoppard

 
 

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.   Albert Camus




A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.  
Albert Camus



 

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.   Albert Camus

 

 

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.   Albert Camus

 

 

A sub-clerk in the post-office is the equal of a conqueror if consciousness is common to them.   Albert Camus

 

 

Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.   Albert Camus

 

 

After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.   Albert Camus

 

 

After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books.   Albert Camus


 

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.   Albert Camus

 

 

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.   Albert Camus

 




The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chances you have of getting somewhere.  
Charles Kettering

 

 

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.   Vernon Sanders Law

 

 

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.   Bram Stoker

 

 

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it..............but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Anon

 

 

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.   Martin Luther

 


Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.  
Martin Luther


 

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.   Martin Luther


 

 

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.   Martin Luther

 


One of our greatest gifts is out intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.  
Donna Karan

 

 

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.   Carl Sagan

 


A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.  
Carl Sagan

 



All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.  
Carl Sagan

 
 


But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.  
Carl Sagan





For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.  
Carl Sagan

 
 


For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.   
Carl Sagan


 


I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.  
Carl Sagan


 



I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.  
Carl Sagan

 

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe/To you from failing hands we throw the torch/Be yours to hold it high/If ye break faith with us who die/We shall not sleep, though poppies grow/In Flanders Fields.    John McCrae        In Flanders Fields

 
 

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.   George S. Patton, Jr.




A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.  
George S. Patton, Jr.




A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.  
George S. Patton, Jr.





Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.  
George S. Patton, Jr.





All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.  
George S. Patton, Jr.

 


Always do everything you ask of those you command.  
George S. Patton, Jr.




Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.  
George S. Patton, Jr.




Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.  
George S. Patton, Jr.

 
 

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.   Ross Perot

 

 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.   Herm Albright

 
 

A company of tyrants is inaccessible to all seductions.   Voltaire

 



A witty saying proves nothing.  
Voltaire


 


All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.  
Voltaire





All styles are good except the tiresome kind.  
Voltaire




All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.  
Voltaire

 



An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.  
Voltaire



 

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.   Voltaire


 


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.  
Voltaire


 


As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.  
Voltaire


 


Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.  
Voltaire

 

 

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world, but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing, so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.   Robert F. Kennedy





But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we, all our lives, have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there, and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response? .
   Robert F. Kennedy





Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
   Robert F. Kennedy





I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil.
   Robert F. Kennedy





I thought they'd get one of us, but Jack, after all he's been through, never worried about it I thought it would be me.
   Robert F. Kennedy

 



We see things not as they are, but as we are.  
H.M Tomilnson






I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.
   Robert F. Kennedy
 

 

A pound of pluck is worth a ton of luck.   James A. Garfield





All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people.  
James A. Garfield


 



I am trying to do two things: dare to be a radical and not a fool, which is a matter of no small difficulty.  
James A. Garfield





I have had many troubles, but the worst of them never came.  
James A. Garfield



 

I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.   James A. Garfield


 


Ideas control the world.  
James A. Garfield

 


If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it.  
James A. Garfield

 


If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.  
James A. Garfield


 


Most human organizations that fall short of their goals do so not because of stupidity or faulty doctrines, but because of internal decay and rigidification. They grow stiff in the joints. They get in a rut. They go to seed.  
James A. Garfield

 

 

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.   Samuel Johnson

 

 

Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.   Wally "Famous" Amos

 




You can use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.    
Maya Angelou

 

 

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." -- Sir Winston Churchill

 
 

Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It takes so long to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.   Eugene Wigner




 

It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too.   Eugene Wigner

 

 

[While] solipsism may be logically consistent with present quantum mechanics, monism in the sense of materialism is not.   Eugene Wigner



 

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.   Eugene Wigner




 

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences.   Eugene Wigner

 




There is power in well-chosen words, and often there is equal power in silence. Learning when to talk and when to listen are among the most powerful skills you can develop.  
Sharon Anthony Bower

 

 

The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it.   Elizabeth Drew






The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.  
Elizabeth Drew


 



Travel, instead of broadening the mind, often merely lengthens the conversation.  
Elizabeth Drew



 


The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion
Elizabeth Drew





Democracy, like any non-coercive relationship, rests on a shared understanding of limits.  
Elizabeth Drew

 




To take the first step in faith, you don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.  
Martin Luther King Jr.


 

 

But courage which goes against military expediency is stupidity, or, if it is insisted upon by a commander, irresponsibility.   Erwin Rommel





Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.  
Erwin Rommel




In a man-to-man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine.  
Erwin Rommel

 
 

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.   Claude Monet

 



I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  
Claude Monet


 

 

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.   Claude Monet

 



Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.  
Jean de la Bryere

 

 

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.   Isabelle Eberhardt

 

 

I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well.   Elizabeth Stanton





Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe - the open sesame to every soul.  
Elizabeth Stanton



 



Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility.  
Elizabeth Stanton





The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.  
Elizabeth Stanton




The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.  
Elizabeth Stanton




The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.  
Elizabeth Stanton


 




To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.  
Elizabeth Stanton


 

 

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.   Susan Sontag





A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.  
Susan Sontag





A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of "spirit" over matter.  
Susan Sontag
 




AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.  
Susan Sontag




AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.  
Susan Sontag

 
 



Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.  
Susan Sontag


 

 

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.   Susan Sontag





Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.  
Susan Sontag

 



Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance.  
Susan Sontag


 


"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style - but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.  
Susan Sontag
 

 


To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his right and left hand. He uses both.  
St Catherine of Siena

 

 

A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.  Charles de Gaulle




Authority doesn't work without prestige, or prestige without distance. 
Charles de Gaulle




China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. 
Charles de Gaulle




Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back. 
Charles de Gaulle




Deliberation is the work of many men. Action, of one alone. 
Charles de Gaulle




Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop. 
Charles de Gaulle

 

 


Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.  
Albert Einstein

 

 

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.   H. L. Mencken

 

 

Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.   Franklin Pierce

 

 

First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.   Greek Proverb

 
 

Circumstances hell! I make circumstances! .   Bruce Lee




Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential. .  
Bruce Lee





I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.  
Bruce Lee




If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  
Bruce Lee





Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.  
Bruce Lee





Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.  
Bruce Lee


 


Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.  
Bruce Lee

 
 

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.    Bob Dylan

 
 

In the book of life's questions, the answers are not in the back.   Charles M. Schulz





Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.  
Charles M. Schulz





I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.  
Charles M. Schulz

 




Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.  
Charles M. Schulz

 




It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere.  
Charles M. Schulz




Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. If makes it feel needed.  
Charles M. Schulz




Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.  
Charles M. Schulz





Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia.  
Charles M. Schulz

 



The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.  
Marcel Proust

 

 

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.   Bertrand Russell

 

 

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.   Andrew Carnegie




As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.  
Andrew Carnegie




Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.  
Andrew Carnegie




Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration.  
Andrew Carnegie




Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.  
Andrew Carnegie




Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.  
Andrew Carnegie




He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.  
Andrew Carnegie




Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.  
Andrew Carnegie

 

 

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.   Baruch Spinoza





I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.  
Baruch Spinoza




The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.  
Baruch Spinoza




Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.  
Baruch Spinoza

 




Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.  
Baruch Spinoza






If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.  
Baruch Spinoza

 




Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.   
James Whistler



 

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.   Marston Bates

 


 
To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.  
Benjamin Franklin

 

 

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.  
 General Norman Schwarzkopf

 

 

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.    Isaac Asimov



 

Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.   Ira Gershwin






A song without music is a lot like H2 without the O.  
Ira Gershwin


 



One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.  
Ira Gershwin






Old age adds to the respect due to virtue, but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.  
Ira Gershwin


 


I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man Who could ask for anything more?   
Ira Gershwin

 

 

The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity.   Martin Van Buren





No evil can result from its (slavery's) inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.  
Martin Van Buren





As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.  
Martin Van Buren





Unlike all who have preceded me, the Revolution that gave us existence as one people was achieved at the period of my birth; and whilst I contemplate with grateful reverence that memorable event, I feel that I belong to a later age and that I may not expect my countrymen to weigh my actions with the same kind and partial hand.  
Martin Van Buren






The people under our system, like the king in a monarchy, never dies.  
Martin Van Buren




It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.  
Martin Van Buren



 



There is a power in public opinion in this country and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.  
Martin Van Buren

 

 

Writing is a dreadful labour, yet not so dreadful as Idleness. .   Thomas Carlyle





The man of life upright has a guiltless heart, free from all dishonest deeds or thought of vanity.  
Thomas Carlyle





Show me the man you honour, and I will know what kind of man you are, for it shows me what your ideal of manhood is and what kind of man you long to be.  
Thomas Carlyle






I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.  
Thomas Carlyle

 




Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.  
Thomas Carlyle become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.   Thomas Carlyle

 



The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.  
 John McEnroe




 

A mistake is simply another way of doing things.    Katharine Graham

 

 

A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.   Joseph Conrad




 

A man's most open actions have a secret side to them.   Joseph Conrad





Action is consolatory. It is the enemy of thought and the friend of flattering illusions.  
Joseph Conrad





All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.  
Joseph Conrad





An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.  
Joseph Conrad





Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.  
Joseph Conrad
 

 

 

As in political so in literary action a man wins friends for himself mostly by the passion of his prejudices and the consistent narrowness of his outlook.   Joseph Conrad





As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.  
Joseph Conrad





Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.  
Joseph Conrad





Don't talk to me of your Archimedes' lever. He was an absentminded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands all my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.  
Joseph Conrad

 

 



If money is your hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.    Henry Ford

 

 

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.   LouisNizer

 

 

That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation. .   Alexander Haig




 

Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.   Alexander Haig





The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.  
Alexander Haig




I probably carry more scar tissue on my derriere than any other candidate- that's political scar tissue.  
Alexander Haig





I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.  
Alexander Haig

 



Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it.  
 Mark Twain



 

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.    Henry J. Kaiser


 

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.   Winston Churchill





A joke is a very serious thing.  
Winston Churchill




A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. .  
Winston Churchill




A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  
Winston Churchill




A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.  
Winston Churchill




A prisoner of war is a man who tries to kill you and fails, and then asks you not to kill him.  
Winston Churchill




Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.  
Winston Churchill





Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources far greater that what we need in the attack. .  
Winston Churchill





All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.  
Winston Churchill

 




Wherever we look upon this earth, opportunities take shape within the problems.  
Nelson Rockefeller

 

 

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.   Clive Staples Lewis





Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.  
Clive Staples Lewis





Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.  
Clive Staples Lewis





An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.  
Clive Staples Lewis




Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.  
Clive Staples Lewis




Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.  
Clive Staples Lewis

 

 

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.    William Blake

 



Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.   
William Blake





Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.   
William Blake




As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.   
William Blake





Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.   
William Blake





Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.   
William Blake




Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief? .   
William Blake




Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.   
William Blake





Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.   
William Blake

 



Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.  
P. T. Barnum




 

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.    Oscar Wilde

 

 

All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.   Noam Chomsky




American society is now remarkably atomized. Political organizations have collapsed. In fact, it seems like even bowling leagues are collapsing. The left has a lot to answer for here. There's been a drift toward very fragmenting tendencies among left groups, toward this sort of identity politics.  
Noam Chomsky




Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.  
Noam Chomsky




As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.  
Noam Chomsky




Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, foreve.  
Noam Chomsky




Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.  
Noam Chomsky




Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.  
Noam Chomsky





Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.  
Noam Chomsky




I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.  
Noam Chomsky

 

 

If by fire Of sooty coal th' empiric alchymist Can turn, or holds it possible to turn, Metals of drossiest ore to perfect gold.   John Milton




Here may we reign secure, and in my choice To reign is worth ambition, though in Hell. Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.  
John Milton




Such joy ambition finds.  
John Milton




But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to? who aspires must down as low As high he soar'd, obnoxious first and last To basest things.  
John Milton





If at great things thou would'st arrive, Get riches first, get wealth, and treasure heap, Not difficult, if thou hearken to me; Riches are mine, fortune is in my hand, They whom I favor thrive in wealth amain, While virtue, valor, wisdom, sit in want.  
John Milton



 

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.    Kin Hubbard



 

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.   Emily Dickinson




A wounded deer leaps the highest.  
Emily Dickinson




After great pain, a formal feeling comes. The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.  
Emily Dickinson




Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'Tis starving makes it fat.  
Emily Dickinson




Beauty is not caused. It is.  
Emily Dickinson




Behaviour is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.  
Emily Dickinson




Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.  
Emily Dickinson




Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.  
Emily Dickinson



Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.  
Emily Dickinson




Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.  
Emily Dickinson




For Love is Immortality.  
Emily Dickinson



 
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  
 Eric Hoffer

 

 

Most of the important things in the world have been accompanied by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.  
Dale Carnegie

 

 

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.    Jessie Sampter




Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.  
Frank Sinatra




Here's to the confusion of our enemies!  
Frank Sinatra




When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.  
Frank Sinatra




May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.  
Frank Sinatra





The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone. It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin-not sounding like them, but 'playing' the voice like those instrumentalists.  
Frank Sinatra

 

 

Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.   Heinrich Heine




Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.  
Heinrich Heine




God will forgive me. It's his job.  
Heinrich Heine





Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.  
Heinrich Heine





I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.  
Heinrich Heine




I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses.  
Heinrich Heine




If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.  
Heinrich Heine


 



In earlier religions the spirit of the time was expressed through the individual and confirmed by miracles. In modern religions the spirit is expressed through the many and confirmed by reason.  
Heinrich Heine






Oh, what lies there are in kisses.  
Heinrich Heine





Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.  
Heinrich Heine

 

 

 

The art of living easily as to money is to pitch your scale of living one degree below your means.   Sir Henry Taylor




 

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.   Sir Winston Churchill

 



Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose, so we don't try for the next hill.  
Maya Angelou




A politician is the devil's quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard.  
John Webster





Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop.  
John Webster




'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.  
John Webster




We are merely the stars tennis-balls, struck and bandied which way please them.  
John Webster




 When I go to hell, I mean to carry a bribe: for look you, good gifts evermore make way for the worst persons.   John Webster




We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.  
John Webster




Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burns brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are surest, and old lovers are soundest.  
John Webster

 



There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.  
 Clare Boothe

 
 

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.   John Greenleaf Whittier




An ashen memory in its stead.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are those 'It might have been.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




God's colors all are fast.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.  
John Greenleaf Whittier





It really costs me a lot emotionally to watch myself on-screen. I think of myself, and feel like I'm quite young, and then I look at this old man with the baggy chins and the tired eyes and the receding hairline and all that.  
John Greenleaf Whittier




Method goes far to prevent trouble in business: for it makes the task easy, hinders confusion, saves abundance of time, and instructs those that have business depending, both what to do and what to hope.  
John Greenleaf Whittier






No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fear;But, grateful, take the good I find,The best of now and here.  
John Greenleaf Whittier

 




I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.  
Mikhail Baryshnikov



 

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.    Pierre Corneille

 


 

Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.   Sir Noel Coward





Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.  
Sir Noel Coward




I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.  
Sir Noel Coward




I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.  
Sir Noel Coward




I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age - which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.  
Sir Noel Coward




I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.  
Sir Noel Coward




I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.  
Sir Noel Coward





I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again.  
Sir Noel Coward





If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.  
Sir Noel Coward





It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.  
Sir Noel Coward

 



When it's time to make a decision about a person or problem, trust your intuition (and) act.  
Bud Hadfield

  

 

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.    Publilius Syrus

 

 

Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of the ages through which they have passed.   Jean Paul Getty




Formula for success: Rise early, work hard, strike oil.  
Jean Paul Getty




Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still? .  
Jean Paul Getty




I buy when other people are selling.  
Jean Paul Getty





I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.  
Jean Paul Getty





If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.  
Jean Paul Getty





If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.  
Jean Paul Getty





In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.  
Jean Paul Getty





Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.  
Jean Paul Getty


 

 

A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.   Branch Rickey




Baseball is a game of inches.  
Branch Rickey




Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.  
Branch Rickey





Cobb lived off the field as though he wished to live forever. He lived on the field as though it was his last day.  
Branch Rickey




Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and baseball must recognize that truth if it is to maintain stature as a national game.  
Branch Rickey




How to use your leisure time is the biggest problem of a ballplayer.   
Branch Rickey




I am alarmed at the subtle invasion of professional football, which is gaining pre-eminence over baseball. It's unthinkable.  
Branch Rickey


 



I did not mind the public criticism. That sort of thing has not changed any program I thought was good.  
Branch Rickey





I don't care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I'd want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I'd want to be the best at whatever I do.  
Branch Rickey





I don't like the subtle infiltration of 'something for nothing' philosophies into the very hearthstone of the American family. I believe that 'Thou shalt earn the bread by the sweat of thy face' was a benediction and not a penalty. Work is the zest of life; there is joy in its pursuit.  
Branch Rickey

 

 

A Conservative Government is an organized hypocrisy.   Benjamin Disraeli

 



A consistent soul believes in destiny, a capricious one in chance.  
Benjamin Disraeli


 

 

A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.   Benjamin Disraeli





A majority is always better than the best repartee.  
Benjamin Disraeli






A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both.  
Benjamin Disraeli





A precedent embalms a principle.  
Benjamin Disraeli





A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.  
Benjamin Disraeli





Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.  
Benjamin Disraeli






An author who speaks about their own books is almost as bad as a mother who speaks about her own children.  
Benjamin Disraeli


 



An insular country, subject to fogs, and with a powerful middle class, requires grave statesmen.  
Benjamin Disraeli





As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.  
Benjamin Disraeli




As for our majority... one is enough.  
Benjamin Disraeli




Assassination has never changed the history of the world.  
Benjamin Disraeli




Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.  
Benjamin Disraeli




Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds.  
Benjamin Disraeli




Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.  
Benjamin Disraeli

 

 

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined and vigorous person on it. There must be somebody who provides the flame.   Lady Bird Johnson

 



Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.  
Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.   Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.   Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

It's odd that you can get so anesthetized by your own pain or your own problem that you don't quite fully share the hell of someone close to you.   Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

No news at 4:30 a.m. is good.   Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.   Lady Bird Johnson


 

 

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.   Lady Bird Johnson




 

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person - her husband.   Lady Bird Johnson

 

 

Not a shred of evidence exists in favour of the idea that life is serious.    Brendan Gill

 



Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.  
James Michener



 

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.   Juan Ramon Jimenez




Literature is a state of culture, poetry is a state of grace, before and after culture.  
Juan Ramon Jimenez





I have a feeling that my boat has struck, down there in the depths, against a great thing. And nothing happens! Nothing ... Silence ... Waves. Nothing happens? Or Has everything Happened and we are standing now, quietly, in the new life? .  
Juan Ramon Jimenez





Sharp nostalgia, infinite and terrible, for what I already possess.  
Juan Ramon Jimenez

 
 

Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind.   Louis Pasteur





Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren scepticism.  
Louis Pasteur

 



Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.  
Louis Pasteur





Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.  
Louis Pasteur





The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.  
Louis Pasteur





There are no such things as applied sciences, only applications of science.  
Louis Pasteur





There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are science and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.  
Louis Pasteur




Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.  
Charles Babbage





On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.  
Charles Babbage





Propose to any Englishman any principle or instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the English mind is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it.  
Charles Babbage





Every minute dies a man, And one and one-sixteenth is born.  
Charles Babbage

 



Reading without reflection is like eating without digesting.  
Edmund Burke

 

 

Peace begins with a smile.    Mother Teresa

 

 

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.    Doug Larson

 

 


The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.  
Igor Sikorsky

 

 

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.   Isaac Asimov





All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.  
Isaac Asimov




And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.  
Isaac Asimov





Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.  
Isaac Asimov





Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.  
Isaac Asimov




From my close observation of writers...they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review.  
Isaac Asimov





He had read much, if one considers his long life; but his contemplation was much more than his reading. He was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men he should have known no more than other men.  
Isaac Asimov





Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.  
Isaac Asimov





I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.   Isaac Asimov





I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.  
Isaac Asimov





I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.  
Isaac Asimov




 

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.   John Edgar Hoover





Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.  
John Edgar Hoover





Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.  
John Edgar Hoover





Justice is incidental to law and order.  
John Edgar Hoover





We are a fact-gathering organization only. We don't clear anybody. We don't condemn anybody.  
John Edgar Hoover

 




Strength does not come from physical capability. It comes from an indomitable will.  
Gandhi

 
 

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.   Eric Zorn




A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.   Henri Matisse




Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.  
Henri Matisse




Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.  
Henri Matisse




I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things.  
Henri Matisse




I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have the light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.  
Henri Matisse

 

 


I have been no more than a medium, as it were.  
Henri Matisse





I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.  
Henri Matisse





Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.  
Henri Matisse




It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch colour - not colour used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.  
Henri Matisse

 



The older we get the more we realize that service to others is the only way to stay happy. If we do nothing to benefit others, we will do nothing to benefit ourselves.  
Carl Holmes


 

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

 

A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.   Rudyard Kipling


 



A people always ends by resembling its shadow.  
Rudyard Kipling



 
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.  
Rudyard Kipling




All the people like us are we, and everyone else is They.   
Rudyard Kipling




An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.  
Rudyard Kipling





And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.  
Rudyard Kipling





And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?   
Rudyard Kipling


 



Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.  
Rudyard Kipling





Call a truce, then, to our labours - let us feast with friends and neighbours, and be merry as the custom of our caste; for if "faint and forced the laughter," and if sadness follow after, we are richer by one mocking Christmas past.  
Rudyard Kipling

 
 



This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.  
Susan Polis Schutz




 

Forgiveness is almost a selfish act because of its immense benefits to the one who forgives.    Lawana Blackwell

 

 

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.   Andrew Johnson





There are some who lack confidence in the integrity and capacity of the people to govern themselves. To all who entertain such fears I will most respectfully say that I entertain none . . . If man is not capable, and is not to be trusted with the government of himself, is he to be trusted with the government of others . . . Who, then, will govern? The answer must be, Man for we have no angels in the shape of men, as yet, who are willing to take charge of our political affairs.  
Andrew Johnson


 



Notwithstanding a mendacious press; notwithstanding a subsidized gang of hirelings who have not ceased to traduce me, I have discharged all my official duties and fulfilled my pledges. And I say here tonight that if my predecessor [Lincoln] had lived, the vials of wrath would have been poured out upon him.  
Andrew Johnson





There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.  
Andrew Johnson





If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrat at the other, all would be well with the country.  
Andrew Johnson





I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it.  
Andrew Johnson





The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people .  
Andrew Johnson





It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.  
Andrew Johnson





Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigorously, more vigorously, and more severely, than by one.  
Andrew Johnson





We have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects.  
Andrew Johnson





I have performed my duty to my God, my country, and my family. I have nothing to fear in approaching death. To me it is the mere shadow of God's protecting wing . . . Here I will rest in quiet and peace beyond the reach of calumny's poisoned shaft, the influence of envy and jealous enemies, where treason and traitors or State backsliders and hypocrites in church can have no peace.  
Andrew Johnson




 


The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources and what it takes to match them to the challenge.  
Arnold Palmer

 

 

A conservative is a man who just sits and thinks, mostly sits.   Woodrow Wilson




A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.  
Woodrow Wilson





Absolute identity with one's cause is the first and great condition of successful leadership.  
Woodrow Wilson




America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.  
Woodrow Wilson




America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.  
Woodrow Wilson





At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.  
Woodrow Wilson





Business underlies everything in our national life, including our spiritual life. Witness the fact that in the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach.  
Woodrow Wilson


 



By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.  
Woodrow Wilson





Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling.  
Woodrow Wilson





Golf is a game in which one endeavours to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.  
Woodrow Wilson





I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.  
Woodrow Wilson

 



If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.  
Bud Wilkinson

 
 

Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.   Jim Rohn

 

 

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away.    Sophocles

 
 

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.   George Washington Carver




Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.  
George Washington Carver




How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  
George Washington Carver

 



I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.  
George Washington Carver




Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.  
George Washington Carver

 



Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.  
George Washington Carver

 



Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.  
George Washington Carver




Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.  
George Washington Carver

 



Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.  
George Washington Carver




 

When the leader is morally weak and his discipline not strict, when his instructions and guidance are not enlightened, when there are no consistent rules, neighboring rulers will take advantage of this.  
 Sun Tzu

 

 

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.    Ovid

 
 

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.   Sir Isaac Newton




If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.  
Sir Isaac Newton




If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.  
Sir Isaac Newton




We build too many walls and not enough bridges.  
Sir Isaac Newton




There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come.  
Sir Isaac Newton




I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.  
Sir Isaac Newton

 



Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing.  
 Warren Bennis

 
 

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.   Lucretia Mott




It is not Christianity, but priestcraft that has subjected woman as we find her.  
Lucretia Mott





Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.  
Lucretia Mott





The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.  
Lucretia Mott


 



The cause of Peace has had my share of efforts, taking the ultra non-resistance ground - that a Christian cannot consistently uphold, and actively support, a government based on the sword, or whose ultimate resort is to the destroying weapons.  
Lucretia Mott





 

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.   Carl Sandburg





A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.  
Carl Sandburg





A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.  
Carl Sandburg





All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure.  
Carl Sandburg


 



And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release - out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?   
Carl Sandburg





Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.  
Carl Sandburg





Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.  
Carl Sandburg

 

 




Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.  
Carl Sandburg

 




I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.  
Carl Sandburg

 




Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.  
Lawrence Bell

 

 

It is not strange... to mistake change for progress.   Millard Fillmore


 



May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.  
Millard Fillmore

 



The nourishment is palatable.  
Millard Fillmore





I have to perform the melancholy duty of announcing to you that it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this life Zachary Taylor. . . . I propose this day at twelve o'clock . . . in the presence of both Houses of Congress, to take the oath prescribed by the Constitution.  
Millard Fillmore





God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.  
Millard Fillmore


 

The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.    Jean Jacques Rousseau




 

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

 

 

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.   Alexander Hamilton





A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.  
Alexander Hamilton




Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.  
Alexander Hamilton





Even to observe neutrality you must have a strong government.  
Alexander Hamilton


 



In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed, and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.  
Alexander Hamilton





In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.  
Alexander Hamilton





It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.  
Alexander Hamilton




Learn to think continentally.  
Alexander Hamilton





Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.  
Alexander Hamilton

 
 

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.      Richard Nixon




As far as I am concerned now, I have no enemies in the press whatsoever.     
Richard Nixon




People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.     
Richard Nixon




I can see clearly now... that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate.     
Richard Nixon




I gave 'em a sword. And they stuck it in, and they twisted it with relish. And I guess if I had been in their position, I'd have done the same thing.     
Richard Nixon




If I were to make public these tapes, containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects, the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.     
Richard Nixon
 

 



When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.     
Richard Nixon




I've analyzed the best I can...and I have not found an impeachable offence, and therefore resignation is not an acceptable course.     
Richard Nixon





I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first. Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.     
Richard Nixon





The one thing sure about politics is that what goes up comes down and what goes down often comes up.     
Richard Nixon





You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference.     
Richard Nixon


 




Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  
Thomas Paine

 

 

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.    Pearl Buck

 


 
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.  
Vincent Van Gogh

 

 

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.   Jack London





I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.  
Jack London

 




The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.  
Jack London





You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.  
Jack London

 



You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.   Mark Twain

 

 


The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.  
Edward Gibbson

 

 

Applause, mingled with boos and hisses, is about all that the average voter is able or willing to contribute to public life.   Elmer Davis




One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.
   Elmer Davis


 


The first and great commandment is, Don't let them scare you.
   Elmer Davis





This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
   Elmer Davis
 




This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle - among others - that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error.
   Elmer Davis

 
 


This republic was not established by cowards; and cowards will not preserve it.
   Elmer Davis

 

 

 

Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.   Anna Lappe

 




The time for action is now. Its never too late to do something.  
Carl Sandburg




 

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.    Albert Schweitzer




A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.  
 Albert Schweitzer




A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.  
 Albert Schweitzer




A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.  
 Albert Schweitzer
 




An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colour-blind.  
 Albert Schweitzer

 



Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.  
 Albert Schweitzer




As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.  
 Albert Schweitzer

 



As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.  
 Albert Schweitzer




A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a moulder of consensus.   Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



A lie cannot live.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


A man can't ride your back unless it's bent.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.




A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the instalment plan.   
Martin Luther King, Jr.




A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defence than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



A right delayed is a right denied.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
 

A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.   Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 



Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. .  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 


At the centre of non-violence stands the principle of love.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 


Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 


If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.  
Isaac Newton



 

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.   Will Rogers

 

 



As long as you're going to think anyway, think big.  
 Donald Trump




 

A different language is a different vision of life.   Federico Fellini


 


All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.  
Federico Fellini
 




Censorship is advertising paid by the government.  
Federico Fellini

 




Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs.  
Federico Fellini

 

 


Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.  
Federico Fellini
 




It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.  
Federico Fellini



 


You exist only in what you do.  
Federico Fellini

 

 


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




 

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.   Rita Mae Brown

 

 

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.   Edgar Allan Poe

 




Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.  
Edgar Allan Poe


 




I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.  
Edgar Allan Poe





I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.  
Edgar Allan Poe


 




I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.  
Edgar Allan Poe

 




In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me.  
Edgar Allan Poe



 



In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.  
Edgar Allan Poe



 



It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.  
Edgar Allan Poe
Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.  
Edgar Allan Poe

 

 




Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.  
William James



 

 

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."- Bill Gates

 

 
 

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.   Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.   Tom Brokaw




 

A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.   Daniel Webster


 



An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, the power to destroy.  
Daniel Webster
 




Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.  
Daniel Webster


 



God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.  
Daniel Webster

 




He who tampers with the currency robs labour of its bread.  
Daniel Webster





How little do they see what really is, who frame their hasty judgment upon that which seems.  
Daniel Webster





I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger.  
Daniel Webster


 



I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.  
Daniel Webster





It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.  
Daniel Webster





Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together.  
Daniel Webster





Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.  
Daniel Webster


 

 

A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.   Benjamin Franklin





A good conscience is a continual Christmas.  
Benjamin Franklin




A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.  
Benjamin Franklin




A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.   
Benjamin Franklin




A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.  
Benjamin Franklin




A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.  
Benjamin Franklin




A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.  
Benjamin Franklin




A penny saved is a penny earned.  
Benjamin Franklin




A place for everything, everything in its place.  
Benjamin Franklin




A small leak can sink a great ship.  
Benjamin Franklin




Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.  
Benjamin Franklin





Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.  
Benjamin Franklin





All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.  
Benjamin Franklin





All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.  
Benjamin Franklin





All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.  
Benjamin Franklin

 



Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus when the limo breaks down.  
 Oprah Winfrey

 

 

First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty - if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.   George Balanchine





God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.  
George Balanchine





In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.  
George Balanchine





In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.  
George Balanchine





Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.  
George Balanchine





The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.  
George Balanchine

 

 

 

 


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