Adam Smith No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Ellen Goodman In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
Iris Murdoch One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
Mae West Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.
William Thayer Shedd Say what men may, it is doctrine that moves the world. He who takes no position will not sway the human intellect.
William Butler Yeats We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason outselves into it.
Dale Carnegie You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
Elizabeth Adamson Baby: an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Thomas Edison I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Fuller He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion.
Andy Warhol Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person good night.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Real Live Preacher Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.
Henry Royce The quality will remain when the price is forgotten.
William Shakespeare Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.
Franklin P. Adams I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Chinese Proverb Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Augustus Hare Man without religion is the creature of circumstances.
Alan Perlis It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?
Cherrie Moraga When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.
Samuel Butler Man is the only animal that laughs and has a state legislature.
Thorstein Veblen Invention is the mother of necessity.
Henry Timrod [Spring is] a true reconstructionist.
Julia Cameron When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.
Aesop I will have nought to do with a man who can blow hot and cold with the same breath.