"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."
"We make a living by what we get, we
make a life by what we give."
"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Literature is news that stays news."
"At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do."
"A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return."
"Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
"Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency."
"I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive."
Robert Louis Stevenson
"In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings."
"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."
"Invention is the mother of necessity."
"The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting."
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, 'That is all there was!' But twist them all together and you have something tremendous."
"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."
"It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!"
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
Douglas Noel Adams
"It's the process of striving that makes us grow - not necessarily the result. Running against the wind makes us better than running with it."
Herb Elliott MBE
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them."
"In war, truth is so precious she must always be escorted by a bodyguard of lies."
"Remarkable people in all fields of endeavour move the world forward - they never give up."
"May you live in interesting times."
Ancient Chinese curse
"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."