T. H. White The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else do it wrong without comment.
Sarah Bernhardt Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Michel de Montaigne There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.
Lois McMaster Bujold A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack.
Thucydides The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Don DeLillo Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
Unknown The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
William Shakespeare See first that the design is wise and just: that ascertained, pursue it resolutely; do not for one repulse forego the purpose that you resolved to effect.
Adelle Davis We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.
Emo Phillips At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.
Stanley Baldwin A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Author Unknown The price is what you pay; the value is what you receive.
Albert Schweitzer Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
Samuel Butler He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most; God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.
Seneca Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us that injury that provokes it.
Rupert Brooke Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Ausonius He who does not know how to be silent will not know how to speak.
George Herbert Woe be to him that reads but one book.
George Bancroft Beauty is but the sensible image of the Infinite. Like truth and justice it lives within us; like virtue and the moral law it is a companion of the soul.
John Locke Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Robert Cecil Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
Aldous Huxley The silent bear no witness against themselves.
William Shakespeare What a deformed thief this fashion is.
Anonymous God is not dead but alive and well and working on a much less ambitious project.