If you bet a horse, that's gambling. If you bet you can make three spades, that's entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points, that's business. See the difference?

Gustave Flaubert

Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Baron de Montesquieu

If we only wanted to be happy, that would be easy, but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.

Dean Acheson

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.


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