Sidney J. Harris A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
Tryon Edwards Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.
Nedra Carroll If you have a fallback plan, you will fall back.
Franklin P Jones The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
Oscar Wilde About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable.
Michael Sun I am open to receive with every breath I breathe.
John Ruskin What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
Robert Browning Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.
Sophocles The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Denny Crum Most of our future lies ahead.
John F. Kennedy Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.
Czech Proverb The big thieves hang the little ones.
Alexander Pope Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and in, what myriads rise!
Real Live Preacher I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.
Edgar Z. Friedenberg What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
James Lileks I?ll feel that horrible feeling in my stomach you get when you?ve gone over to the Dark Side. But I?ll be fine. That?s the good thing about the Dark Side. Eventually, your eyes adjust.
Logan Pearsall Smith The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
John Maynard Keynes In the long run, we are all dead.
Philip Caldwell The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley The beginning is always today.
Benjamin Disraeli I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
John Tudor A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
Oscar Wilde There are two ways of disliking poetry; one way is to dislike it, the other is to read Pope.
Kahlil Gibran Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite.
Thomas H. Huxley It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.