Americans need rest, but do not know it. I believe this to be a large part of the explanation of the crime wave in the United States.
The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, teats, or the sea.
History will be kind to me; for I intend to write it.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
The chief enemy of creativity is 'good' sense.
There are two things people want more than sex and money -- recognition and praise.
Mary Kay Ash
There are three faithful friends, an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.
Take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn.
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often.
Upper classes are a nation's past, the middle class its future.
To achieve, you need thought. You have to know what you are doing and that's real power.
Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas -- including this one.
The substance of the eminent Socialist gentlemans speech is that making a profit is a sin, but it is my belief that the real sin is taking a loss.
Sir Winston Churchill
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread
through shadows to the edge of night,
until the stars are all alight.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the
What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To be positive is to be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority...
Orison Swett Marden
There is only one thing for us to do, and that is to do our level best right where we are every day of our lives; To use our best judgment, and then to trust the rest to that Power which holds the forces of the universe in his hands.
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot
Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Who the hell are we to determine the next course of evolution for these people?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Thank are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare - Hamlet, A
I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
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