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.
If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
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.