Never deceive a friend.
—Hipparchus (Greek Astronomer, Mathematician)
It is not the hours we put in on the job, it is what we put into the hours that counts.
—Sidney Madwed (American Poet, Author, Public Speaker)
I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within.
—Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) (Roman Comic Playwright)
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
—Mark Van Doren (American Poet, Critic)
Goodness thinks no ill where no ill seems.
—John Milton (English Poet)
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again—this is the brave and happy life.
—J. E. Buckrose
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
—Bernard Williams (English Philosopher)
After about three lessons my voice teacher said, ‘Don’t take voice lessons. Do it your way. You’re a song stylist. Always do it your way.’
—Johnny Cash (American Country Musician)
A bureaucrat is one who has the power to say “no” but none to say “yes”. Bureaucrats can find an infinite number of reasons for rejecting any proposed change, but can find none for accepting it.
—Russell L. Ackoff (American Management Consultant)
Ideals do exist, the rest is just temporary interruption.
—Vanna Bonta (American Writer)
Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.
—Sydney J. Harris (American Essayist, Drama Critic)
That no free government, or the blessing of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
—George Mason (American Revolutionary Statesman)
Night is the other half of life, and the better half.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German Poet)
We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.
—John Edward Gray (British Zoologist)
A library may be regarded as the solemn chamber in which a man may take counsel with all who have been wise, and great, and good, and glorious among the men that have gone before him.
—George Dawson (English Preacher, Activist)
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
—Henry Adams (American Historian)
One rotten apple rots a bagful.