A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Renunciation of world politics offers no protection from its consequences.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in
a very narrow field.
Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
Those who deny freedom to others deserves it not for themselves.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually
has a son who thinks he’s wrong.
We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who
Frank Howard Clark
A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
In order to write, all a man needs is paper and a pencil.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get
that you don’t want.
Older people shouldn’t eat health food, they need all the preservatives
they can get.
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Ruth E. Renkel
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being
that a belch is more satisfying.
Tears of joy are like summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Of all the roles I’ve played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand
Opportunity does not knock; it presents itself when you beat down the door.
I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
The thing about democracy is that it is not neat, orderly or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and eighteen thousand people boo ?
Hockey’s Jacques Plante
I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more.
I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.
James Gordon Bennett
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
I approach everything in my life the same way; if it feels right, I know it.
I was in a beauty contest once. I not only came in last, I was hit in the mouth by Ms. Congeniality.
I’ve got a theory that if you give a hundred percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
Hated is never anything but fear – if you feared no one, you’d hate no one.
Delegating work works, provoded the one delegating works too.
Don’t look for your dreams to come true; look to become true to your dreams.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more under-standing person.
Sandra Day O’Conner
Now that it’s all over, what did you really do yesterday that’s worth mentioning ?
If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I”m in a world of my own.
A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.
This will remain the land of the free only as long as it is the home of the brave.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
The man who can drive himself further once the effort get painful is the man who will win.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
We all have strength enough to endure the troubles of others.
Anyone, provided he can be amusing, has the right to talk to himself.
Well, since you got here by not thinking, it seems reasonable to expect that, in order to get out, you must start thinking.
Oh, blessed a thousand times the peasant who is born, eats and dies without anybody bothering about his affairs.
My music is best understood by children and animals.
I’m very comfortable discussing my personal life, because it’s so boring.
Swallow your pride occasionally. It’s not fattening.
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
Charles M. Schultz
Before filling your wheelbarrow, point it in the direction you intend to go.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marian Wright Edelman