If you don’t know jewelry, know the jeweler.
—Warren Buffett (American Investor)
Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
—Edgar Quinet (French Intellectual)
To get what he wanted, a man had to give other people what they wanted.
—Dashiell Hammett (American Crime Writer)
The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
—Dale Carnegie (American Self-Help Author)
Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
—Leonard Nimoy (American Actor)
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
—Thomas Wolfe (American Novelist)
When we judge other people we confront them in a spirit of detachment, observing and reflecting as it were from the outside. But love has neither time nor opportunity for this. If we love, we can never observe the other person with detachment, for he is always and at every moment a living claim to our love and service.
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer (German Lutheran Pastor)
The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
—Leontyne Price (American Soprano)
Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship.
—Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Novelist)
The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober; not always, but most of the time.
—Clarence Day (American Author, Humorist)
All political power is primarily an illusion. Illusion. Mirrors and blue smoke, beautiful blue smoke rolling over the surface of highly polished mirrors, first a thin veil of blue smoke, then a thick cloud that suddenly dissolves into wisps of blue smoke, the mirrors catching it all, bouncing it back and forth.
—Jimmy Breslin (American Columnist)
The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.
—D. H. Lawrence (English Novelist)