In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.James Madison, attributed
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.Quentin Crisp
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.e.e. cummings
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.English Proverb
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.Bertolt Brecht
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.