Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.
—Irving Howe (American Critic)
Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life.
—Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist)
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
—Lee Iacocca (American Businessperson)
Seem not greater than thou art.
—Robert Burton (English Scholar, Clergyman)
I couldn’t wait for the sun to come up the next morning so that I could get out on the course again.
—Ben Hogan (American Golfer)
The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
—Henry David Thoreau (American Philosopher)
There is no greater difference between men than between grateful and ungrateful people.
—Reginald Horace Blyth (British Japanologist)
If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
—Ben Elton (English Comedian, Writer)
The best armor of old age is a well-spent life preceding it.
—Charlie Munger (American Investor, Philanthropist)
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
—Cecil Parkinson (British Politician)
To do all the talking and not be willing to listen is a form of greed.
—Democritus (Ancient Greek Philosopher)
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
—Camille Pissarro (French Painter)
People entering marriage [must] enter it with a proper understanding of marriage as a God-given gift to help people grow in the virtues of love, faith and charity and to grow in unselfishness.
—A. J. Reb Materi (Canadian Clergyman)
A small spark can start a great fire.
—Emmet Fox (American New Thought Leader)
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
—Emile de Girardin (French Journalist)
Let us not speak of tolerance. This negative word implies grudging concessions by smug consciences. Rather, let us speak of mutual understanding and mutual respect.
—Dominique Pire (Belgian Dominican Priest)
If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.
—Dan Rather (American Newscaster)