Quotes and Quotations
Bad Commentators spoil the best of books.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
The art of concluding from experience and observation consists in evaluating probabilities, in estimating if they are high or numerous enough to constitute proof. This type of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than one might think. It demands a great sagacity generally above the power of common people. The success of charlatans, sorcerors, and alchemists—and all those who abuse public credulity—is founded on errors in this type of calculation.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Don't listen to friends when the Friend inside you says 'Do this.'
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.
I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.
It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
Don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go - and he'll do plenty well when he gets there.
There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.
I am a citizen of the world.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?
What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! ... I could manage this horse better than others do.
To the strongest!
Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent.
Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.
If you don't know whether a body is alive or dead, you would never bury it. I think this consideration itself should be enough for all of us to insist on protecting the unborn.
Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.
A man is never so ridiculous by those Qualities that are his own as by those that he affects to have.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
Search others for their virtues, thy self for thy vices.
Facts are stubborn things.
Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether thy be wise or foolish.
So would I, if I were Parmenio.
We have mistresses for pleasure, concubines to care for our daily body’s needs and wives to bear us legitimate children and to be faithful guardians of our households.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass-produced with unskilled labor.