Why should we be in such desperate haste to
succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with
his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
--Henry David Thoreau
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings
to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is
inherently of no value to us.
--Western Union internal memo, 1876
A man too busy to take care of his health
is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- -Spanish proverb
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a
judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
--Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Half of the harm that is done in this world
is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm But the
harm does not interest them.
--T. S. Eliot
Is not the core of nature in the heart of
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not only for what we do that we are
held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
The universe is full of magical things,
patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody
could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
--Clarence Darrow, (1857-1938)
Let us live to prove that we can cultivate
the natural world that is about us, and the intellectual and moral world that
is within us, so that we may secure an individual, social and political
prosperity, whose course shall be forward, and which, while the earth endures,
shall not pass away.
--Abraham Lincoln, February 11, 1861
Great works are performed not by strength,
Good people do not need laws to tell them
to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
There's a fine line between genius and
insanity. I have erased this line.
It is an ironic habit of human beings to
run faster when we have lost our way.
--Rollo May, (1909-1994)
There's a fine line between being on the
leading edge and being in the lunatic fringe.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only
light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Good advice is always certain to be
ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Let us so live that when we come to die
even the undertaker will be sorry.
--Mark Twain, (1835-1910)
Never explain--your friends don't need it,
and your enemies won't believe you anyhow.
A great many people mistake opinions for
--Herbert V. Prochnow
There are two kinds of men who never amount
to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing
pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
We know what we are, but know not what we