Quotes by William Bull Halsey

There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

William Bull Halsey

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Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.

Scott Adams

Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All legislation, all government, all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy; upon these everything is based...Let him who elevates himself above humanity, above its weaknesses, its infirmities, its wants, its necessities, say, if he pleases, I will never compromise; but let no one who is not above the frailties of our common nature disdain compromises.

Henry Clay

The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.

Benjamin Disraeli

How do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values

Alan Greenspan

So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers »

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.

Alan Alda »