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I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
Ray Stannard Baker
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
I deserve respect for the things I did not do.
I did not feel 'evil' when I wrote advertisements for Puerto Rico. They helped attract industry and tourists to a country which had been living on the edge of starvation for 400 years.
The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture?
Jef I. Richards
Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time.
From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it.
The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I did not use paint, I made myself up morally.
Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money.
William Lyon Phelps
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
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