Discretion is not the better part of biography.Lytton Strachey
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written we know too much about it. For ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.Lytton Strachey
He who consistently plans each day will journey successfully through all of life's years.Drew Eric Whitman
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.Charles W. Eliot
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met.Abraham Lincoln
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?Cicero
When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.
Spontaneous kindness is to hipsters as high beams are to deer.