Rita Mae Brown The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
American Indian Proverb Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.
Alice Thomas Ellis There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
Carol Matthau There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.
Virgil They are able because they think they are able.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius.
Mark Twain If we had less statemanship we could get along with fewer battleships.
Doug Larson Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties.
Peter Ustinov To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Henry L. Stimson The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
Homer It is not possible to fight beyond your strength, even if you strive.
Homer There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.
Mark Twain If you take a dog which is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man.
Groucho Marx Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
Horace Mann Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.
Marcel Proust Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Gen. Peyton C. March Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly bigger man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Mark Twain Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.
Robert Frost The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
Barbara Stanwyck Egotism -- usually just a case of mistaken nonentity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Always do what you are afraid to do.
Henri-Frederic Amiel Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - they are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
John Bracken He grounds the warship he walks on.
Ted Morgan Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.