To judge the real importance of an individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce.Peter de Gaston Levis
The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle.Albert Einstein
For myself I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else.Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
He felt about books as doctors feel about medicines, or managers about plays - cynical, but hopeful.Dame Rose Macaulay
If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.Henry Kissinger
Successful innovators recognize that discovery of great ideas come from looking at the same thing as everyone else and observing something different.Reed Markham, Author, Effective Speechwriting
A tactical retreat is not a bad response to a surprise assault, you know. First you survive. Then you choose your own ground. Then you counterattack.
I remember how the other kids used to say that old Mister Swenson was the meanest man in town. But I said I thought he was nice, that he just didn't know how to show it. The meanest man in town, I said, was the mean old guy who lived in the big white house. 'THAT'S MISTER SWENSON,' they said. Oh, my mistake.