Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The phrases that men hear or repeat continually end by becoming convictions and ossify the organs of intelligence.

The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Eloquence: The art of orally persuading fools that white is the color that it appears to be. It includes the gift of making any color appear white.

Edward Thorndike

Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.

John W. Gardner

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primative.

Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness -- to save oneself trouble.

Don't wast yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.

Groucho Marx

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.

Lloyd Jones

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.


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