Zenna Schaffer Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend.
Denis Diderot Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Jane Austen I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.
Mere Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
Chico Marx Why a duck?
Cicero Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
Robert Benchley The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
Fran Lebowitz Inhabitants of underdeveloped nations and victims of natural disasters are the only people who have ever been happy to see soybeans.
John Mason Brown She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Ciardi A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
Max Nordau Civilization is built on a number of ultimate principles...respect for human life, the punishment of crimes against property and persons, the equality of all good citizens before the law...or, in a word justice.
Robert Brault Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Rudyard Kipling He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
Benjamin Franklin The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
R. W. Alger Apothegms are portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feelings.
Stella Terrill Mann Desire, ask, believe, receive.
Susan Partnow It is within the families themselves where peace can begin.
Shriekback May you never know hunger<br> May you love with a full heart<br> The light burn in your eyes<br> <br> May the fire be your friend<br> And the sea rock you gently<br> May the moon light your way<br> Till the wind sets you free
Horace, Epistles The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
Henry David Thoreau The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
R. D. Hitchcock The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
Sydney Smith Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
Tamil Proverb Great anger is more destructive than the sword
Ernest Hemingway Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.
Sir Francis Bacon The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.