The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.Ronald Reagan in 1973
One is never as fortunate or as unfortunate as one thinks.La Rochefoucauld
Learn and think imperially.Joseph Chamberlain
My favorite part of the game is the opportunity to play.Mike Singletary
It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.Billy Joel
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable. There is no way you can tell the child that if language had been a melody, he had mastered it and done well, but that since it was in fact a sense, he had botched it utterly.Annie Dillard, _Pilgrim at Tinker Creek_
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible - indeed, inevitable - the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.