We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
—John F. Kennedy (American Head of State)
Think twice before you speak, or act once, and you will speak or act the more wisely for it.
—Benjamin Franklin (American Political leader)
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
—Jorge Luis Borges (Argentine Writer, Essayist)
Good questions outrank easy answers.
—Paul Samuelson (American Economist)
Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
—Thomas Aquinas (Italian Catholic Priest)
When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the “division” of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.
—Simone de Beauvoir (French Philosopher)
The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader.
—Max De Pree
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen?. Chance favors only the prepared mind.
Whatever results you’re getting, be they rich or poor, good or bad, positive or negative, always remember that your outer world is simply a reflection of your inner world. If things aren’t going well in your outer life, it’s because things aren’t going well in your inner life. It’s that simple.
—T. Harv Eker (American Motivational Speaker)
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
—Yogi Berra (American Sportsperson)
History is the enactment of ritual on a permanent and universal stage; and its perpetual commemoration.
—Norman O. Brown (American Philosopher)
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
—Earl of Chesterfield