Seneca The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.
Chinese Proverb Dig the well before you are thirsty.
Nancy Astor Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Philip Guedalla Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Bill Watterson I have plentyof common sense! I just choose to ignore it.
Leo Rosten For some not to be martyrs is martyrdom indeed.
H. G. Wells Strength is the outcome of need.
Solomon Short The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky
Bertrand Russell This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.
Fran Lebowitz Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Ludwig von Beethoven Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Henry David Thoreau Every man is the builder of a temple called his body.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
Aeschylus In war, truth is the first casualty.
Sterne One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
William Blake When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
Fredirect Toyou Bibo, ergo sum. - I drink, therefore I am
Arnold Toynbee America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
W. C. Fields Some weasel took the cork out of my lunch.
Steve Martin A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Arthur Rimbaud Eternity. It is the sea mingled with the sun.
Stewart B. Johnson Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.
George Bernard Shaw When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness.
Plato He was a wise man who invented God.