We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all.Eve Denise Curie
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.P. J. O'Rourke
Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.Martha Washington
That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th earl of Chesterfield, 1749
I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin.