Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains -- except kill it.
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
--Henry J. Kaiser
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
--Cartoon in The New Yorker
The louder he talks of honour, the faster we count our spoons.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
It often shows an excellent command of language to say nothing.
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
--Leonardo da Vinci
We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.
I care not for a man's religion whose dog or cat are not the better for it.
The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything--and it works.
The secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.
--John Stuart Mill
Humor is just another defense against the universe.
He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick
The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.
It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
--John Kenneth Galbraith
To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
--Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106-43 BCE)