If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
—Lynda Barry (American Cartoonist)
Give wind and tide a chance to change.
—Richard Evelyn Byrd (American Aviator)
One cannot expect to coast along and rise automatically to the top, no matter what friends you may have in the company. There may have been a time when, in large corporations, a person could rise simply because he had a stock interest or because he had friends in top management. That’s not true today. Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you’re not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.
—David Rockefeller (American Philanthropist)
A complacent satisfaction with present knowledge is the chief bar to the pursuit of knowledge.
—B. H. Liddell Hart (English Historian)
Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production, and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.
—Adam Smith (Scottish Philosopher)
To sleep is an act of faith
—Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (American Journalist)
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
—Dorothea Brande (American Writer)
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
—Abigail Adams (American First Lady)
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
—Anne Sullivan Macy (American Educator)
There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship.
—Carlos P. Romulo (Philippine Diplomat)