Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
—William Proxmire (American Politician)
It would be nice if the poor were to get even half of the money that is spent in studying them.
—Burton Hillis (William E. Vaughan) (American Columnist)
After an event, a signal is always crystal clear; we can now see what disaster it was signaling since the disaster has occurred. Before the event, it is obscure and pregnant with conflicting meanings.
—Roberta Wohlstetter (American Historian)
A good conscience is a continual feast.
—Robert Burton (English Scholar, Clergyman)
With much we surfeit; plenty makes us poor.
—Michael Drayton (English Poet)
Forget the times of your distress, but never forget what they taught you.
—Herbert Spencer Gasser (American Physiologist)
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
—Helmut Schmidt (West German Statesman)
From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.
—Sophie Tucker (American Singer)
Do not demand love. Begin to love. You will be loved. It is the law and no statute can alter it.
—Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari (Indian Statesman, Author)
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm … As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
—Audrey Hepburn (Belgian-British Actress)
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
—Richard Hofstadter (American Historian)
When I quit working, I lost all sense of identity in about fifteen minutes.
—Paige Rense (American Journalist)
We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
—Emil Zatopek (Czech Athlete)