Life isn’t fair. It’s just fairer than death, that’s all.
—William Goldman (Hollywood Screenwriter)
May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future.
—Paul Dickson (American Writer)
No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
—Daisy Bates (American Civil Rights Activist)
If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
—Stephen Girard (French-American Banker, Philanthropist)
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
—Abe Lemons (American Basketball Coach)
Come for your inheritance and you may have to pay for the funeral.
A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
—Ansel Adams (American Photographer)
Age and marriage tame the beast.
Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
—William C. Durant (American Industrialist)
The place where your greatest fears live is also the place where your greatest growth lies.
—Robin Sharma (Canadian Writer, Motivational Speaker)
We rarely like the virtues we have not.
—William Shakespeare (British Playwright)
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
—Hans Bethe (American Physicist)
Riches are a good hand maiden, but a poor mistress.
—Francis Bacon (English Philosopher)
Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
—Dorothy Height (American Activist)
Ladies, just a little more virginity, if you don’t mind.
—Herbert Beerbohm Tree (English Actor-Manager)
The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods. And have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.
—Neil Postman (American Educator, Social Critic)