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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
The number of people who will not go to a show they do not want to see is unlimited.
Oscar Hammerstein II
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
Show business is just like high school, except you get paid.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Michel de Montaigne
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.
Franklin P. Jones
To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.
The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed, when that little wisdom is its own.
William Ralph Inge
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be.
It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
What difference does it make how much you have? What you do not have amounts to much more.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles!
John Mason Brown
I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
Adlai E. Stevenson
My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.
No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming.
One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.
If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
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