Dorothy Parker I might repeat to myself slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound - if I can remember any of the damn things.
American Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
Yiddish Proverb A half-truth is a whole lie.
Bishop Richard Cumberland It is better to wear out than to rust out.
Sidney Madwed Never value the valueless. The trick is to know how to recognize it.
Jewish Proverb First mend yourself, and then mend others.
Epictetus A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
George Orwell War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
Dame Rose Macaulay It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them.
George Bernard Shaw A pessimist thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it.
Franklin P. Jones Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Danny Kaye Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Gen Alfred Gray, USMC Communications without intelligence is noise; <br> Intelligence without communications is irrelevant.
Henry David Thoreau In the long run, you hit only what you aim at: Therefore aim high.
George Orwell Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Marilyn Ferguson Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.
William Shakespeare How use doth breed a habit in a man.
John Locke All wealth is the product of labor.
Eric Hoffer We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind.
Alberta Lee Cox It is not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. Newpaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.
Alfred A. Montapert In life, the first thing you must do is decide what you really want. Weigh the costs and the results. Are the results worthy of the costs? Then make up your mind completely and go after your goal with all your might.
Menander The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
Cicero He removes the greatest ornament of friendship, who takes away from it respect.