Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
Manners are happy ways of doing things.
Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.
There is no royal road; you've got to work a good deal harder than most people want to work.
Charles E. Wilson
What's good for the country is good for General Motors, and vice versa.
Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.
Nowadays people can be divided into three classes -- the haves the have-nots and the have-not-paid-for-what-they-haves
Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone, you don't.
Somebody figured it out -- we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments.
This would be a much better world if more married couples were as deeply in love as they are in debt.
Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.
Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.
Edward O. Wilson
Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective, and recognizes only difference, never inequality, only fragments, never conflict.
Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Eugene S. Wilson
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
What you see is what you get.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
The monarchy is a labor intensive industry.
This Party is a moral crusade or it is nothing.
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
In politics a week is a very long time.
One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.
I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.
Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!
Hedonic Engineering -- The human nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence. Why be depressed, dumb, and agitated when you can be happy, smart, and tranquil?
The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever.
Once something becomes discernible, or understandable, we no longer need to repeat it. We can destroy it.
The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.
No one is more interesting to anybody than is that mysterious character we all call me, which is why self-liberation, self-actualization, self-transcendence, etc., are the most exciting games in town.
Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence.
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of the pleasures; costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and ;him who receives, and thus, like mercy, it is twice blessed.
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
Lord Peter Wimsey
The only reason to invest in the market is because you think you know something others don't.
R. Foster Winans
Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down.
William M. Winans
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