I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.Woody Allen, Annie Hall
The preamble to the Constitution states We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare... It doesn't say guarantee the general welfare. And it certainly doesn't say give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who aren't doing so well even if the reason they aren't doing so well is because they're sitting on their butts in front of the TV.P. J. O'Rourke
If there were no husbands, who would look after our mistresses?George Moore
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone all leave it alone.Thomas De Quincey
The ground that a good man treads is hallowed.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.Robert Cecil
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
In wealth many friends in poverty, not even relatives.
In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period