When nations grow old, the arts grow cold and commerce settles on every tree.
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
Wernher von Braun
Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half – especially if he
has a teenage daughter.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
Control over change would seem to consist in moving not with it, but ahead of it.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Hope is like peace, it is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Therese of Lisieux
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.
Honore de Balzac
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Summer afternoon: to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.
These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
You see things; and you say, “Why?” but I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de la Fontaine
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads ?
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D Rockefeller Sr.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is enough time.
George Bernard Shaw
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
“A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.”
“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.”
“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”
“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything
“If common sense is so common, why is there so little of it ?”
“I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.”
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”
“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.”
“An advertising agency is eighty-five percent confusion and fifteen percent commission.”
All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.
Statistically, one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.
The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so.
Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Robert A. Heinlein
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Alva Edison
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
George Bernard Shaw
“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.”
“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.”
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
“Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”
“When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.”
“Being broke is a temporary situation; being poor is a state of mind.”