Quotes by Ivern Ball

A politician is a person who can make waves and then make you think he's the only one who can save the ship.

Ivern Ball

Nothing makes your sense of humor disappear faster than having somebody ask you where it is.

Ivern Ball

Other Great Authors

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

George S. Patton

Aliter catuli longe olent, aliter sues. ("Puppies and pigs have a very different smell.")


Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of - for credit is like fire when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.


Without theory, practice is but routine born of habit. Theory alone can bring forth and develop the spirit of inventions.

Louis Pasteur

The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance.

C. S. Forester, Commodore Hornblower »

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx »

What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.

Confucius »