Quotes and Quotations
Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty.
For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men. The fundamental threat to freedom is power to coerce, be it in the hands of a monarch, a dictator, an oligarchy, or a momentary majority. The preservation of freedom requires the elimination of such concentration of power to the fullest possible extent and the dispersal and distribution of whatever power cannot be eliminated - a system of checks and balances.
Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Don't throw stones at your neighbours, if your own windows are glass.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.
We have tried occasionally to buy toads at bargain prices with results that have been chronicled in past reports. Clearly our kisses fell flat. We have done well with a couple of princes - but they were princes when purchased. At least our kisses didn't turn them into toads. And, finally, we have occasionally been quite successful in purchasing fractional interests in easily-identifiable princes at toad-like prices.
Personal power is the ability to take action.
Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
Diligence is the mother of Good-Luck.
The Federal Reserve definitely caused the Great Depression by contracting the amount of money in circulation by one-third from 1929 to 1933.
He that waits upon Fortune, is never sure of a Dinner.
All things are easy to Industry, All things difficult to Sloth.
The important thing is to keep playing, to play against weak opponents and to play for big stakes.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
With respect to teachers' salaries.. Poor teachers are grossly overpaid and good teachers grossly underpaid. Salary schedules tend to be uniform and determined far more by seniority.
Write with the learned, pronounce with the vulgar.
The broader and more influential organisations of businessmen have acted to undermine the basic foundation of the free market system they purport to represent and defend.
Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Is management rational?
I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
I never heard of an old man forgetting where he had buried his money! Old people remember what interests them: the dates fixed for their lawsuits, and the names of their debtors and creditors.
If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.
Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.