Thomas Paine All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Herbert W. Boyer Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.
Thomas Carlyle Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Sir Francis Bacon Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
General Omar Bradley This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
Johnson The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation.
English Proverb A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
Jewish Proverb A pessimist, confronted with two bad choices, chooses both.
A. Huxley Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver, dear God, from Belief.
Woody Allen Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Peter Drucker So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
J. G. C. Brainard Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
Pablo Picasso Everything you can imagine is real.
Leo Rosten I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
Seneca While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Jacob Bronowski The most wonderful discovery made by scientists is science itself.
Jimmy Buffett We are the people our parents warned us about.
Titus Maccius Plautus Not every age is fit for childish sports.
J. R. R. Tolkien Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them becuase they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
Lin Yutang Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.
Eleanor Roosevelt It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Tracy Morgan I can't watch American Idol... it's like karaoke without the booze.
William Shenstone A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shakespeare A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!