Quotes by Dale Dauten, from a 1997 column

Nothing important can be taught, only learned.

Dale Dauten, from a 1997 column

Other Great Authors


For the great mass of mankind, the only saving grace needed is a steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart for the short moment of each human effort.

Joseph Conrad

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.

Milton Berle

Tobacco, coffee, alcohol, hashish, prussic acid, strychnine, are weak dilutions the surest poison is time.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The idea is to die young as late as possible.

Ashley Montagu

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.

Harper Lee »

Funny business, a woman's career the things you drop on the way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. It's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not being a woman. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had or wanted.

Joseph L. Mankiewicz »