Jerome K. Jerome Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen.
Aristotle Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Ivan Pavlov Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
Anonymous Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
Ralph Waldo Emerson To be great is to be misunderstood.
Clarence Day As time goes on, new and remoter aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Jimmy Cannon Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.
T. S Eliot We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started-- and know the place for the first time.
Tamil Proverb Great anger is more destructive than the sword
G. Gordon Liddy A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
Sir Francis Bacon Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
Saskya Pandita Not to be cheered by praise,<br> Not to be grieved by blame,<br> But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers<br> Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Abba Eban He has a splendid repertoire of 500 words. Why does he insist on using only 150?
Gilbert Highet These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves.
H. L. Mencken I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries.
Evan Esar Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.
Doug Larson Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
Kurt Cobain Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
Miguel de Cervantes Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Herman Melville It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Nelson Mandela I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Havelock Ellis The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
James Allen Dream lofty dreams, as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you one day shall be: your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Dante Alighieri If the present world go astray, the cause is in you, in you it is to be sought.
Jean Sibelius Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.