Only the educated are free.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
~Henry David Thoreau
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
~Adlai E. Stevenson
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
~Sir Winston Churchill
It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
An honor is not diminished for being shared.
~Lois McMaster Bujold
Honor does not have to be defended.
~Robert J. Sawyer
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious,
and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.
What luck for rulers that men do not think.
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
~W. Edwards Deming
Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
~Henry J. Tillman
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
~Sir Francis Bacon
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The wise man carries his possessions within him.
The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.