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Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields
You can figure out who you were by which movies you loved when.
The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable.
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.
Charles Dudley Warner
A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
Charles Horton Cooley
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw
I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. We will gain the inevitable triumph, so help us God.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
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