Mark Twain It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
Napoleon I Ability is nothing without opportunity.
Voltaire It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Henry Commager If our democracy is to flourish, it must have criticism; if our government is to function it must have dissent.
Hugh Elliott Just because you love someone doesn?t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
Benjamin Franklin An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Unknown May the road rise to meet you,<br> May the wind be always at your back,<br> May the sun shine warm upon your face,<br> the rains fall soft upon your fields and,<br> until we meet again may god hold you in the palm of his hand
Henry Miller In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
Phil Condit None of us is as smart as all of us.
Joaquin Setanti Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Shana Alexander We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.
Oscar Wilde It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art.
Shelley Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
Delmore Schwartz Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
James Joyce Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Kenyan Proverb Blind belief is dangerous.
Titus Livius Men are only clever at shifting blame from their own shoulders to those of others.
Plato Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.
Theodore Roosevelt When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer \Present\" or \"Not Guilty.\""
Benjamin Franklin Early morning hath gold in its mouth.
Benjamin Franklin Glass, china and reputation are easily cracked, and never well mended.
Quentin Crisp Even hooligans marry, though they know that marriage is but for a little while. It is alimony that is forever.
Johnny Carson I was so naive as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.
Truman Capote Finishing a book is just like you took a child out in the back yard and shot it.
Russian proverb Do not spit in the well - you may be thirsty by and by.