And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.St. Luke 2:1
There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.Flannery O'Connor
If there was a big gardening convention, and you got up and gave a speech in favor of fast-motion gardening, I bet you would get booed right off the stage. They're just not ready.Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Zeus does not bring all men's plans to fulfillment.Homer
He who does not desire power is fit to hold it.Plato
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.Calvin Coolidge
Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.
Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.