Quotes and Sayings

People who imagine themselves to be self - Made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
Richard Russo
The strong do what they have to do and the weak accept what they have to accept.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Curtis Bok
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.
John F. Kennedy
As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Clarence Day
Then give to the world the best you have. And the best will come back to you.
Madeline Bridges, O Magazine, December 2003
John lancaster spalding - do definite good first of all to yourself, then...
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beeche
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well - Being of the community - These are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Mary shelley - my dreams were all my own; i accounted them to...
The face of a lover is an unknown, precisely because it is invested with so much of oneself. It is a mystery, containing, like all mysteries, the possibility of torment.
James Arthur Baldwin
Jimi hendrix - when the power of love overcomes the love of...
Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
John Bunyan
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
Elmer G. Letterman
How good bad music and bad reasons sound when one marches against an enemy!
Friedrich Nietzsche
They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol
All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else.
H. L. Mencken
Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Margaret Atwood
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Josh Billings
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 4 scene 1
There is nothing like returing to a place that remains uncganged to find how you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela
The law is sic a ass - A idiot.
Charles Dickens
Early in my business career I learned the folly of worrying about anything. I have always worked as hard as I could, but when a thing went wrong and could not be righted, I dismissed it from my mind.
Julius Rosenwald
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Weep for the lives your wishes never led.
Wystan Hugh Auden
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration.
Alanis Morissette
Equations are just the boring part of mathematics. I attempt to see things in terms of geometry.
Stephen Hawking
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Remember that it is far better to follow well than to lead indifferently.
John G. Vance
Christmas The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown
Dare to be wise.
Set your expectations high find men and women whose integrity and values you respect get their agreement on a course of action and give them your ultimate trust.
John Fellows Akers
If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
Marvin Minsky, The Society of Mind
The conformation of his mind was such that whatever was little seemed to him great, and whatever was great seemed to him little.
Thomas Babington
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.
Edward Abbey
To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
The origin of every excuse is the failure to do something.
Andy Anderson