Quotes and Quotations
If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven't cut taxes enough.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman.
If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with anyone or not. I did not read with anyone. Get the books, and read and study them till you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places.... Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing.
It's been cold, but they embraced it. They bundled up. They knew they had to be out hitting the ball, and there hasn't been one complaint.
To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life.
Challenge the very concept of the 'war on terror.'
I think that it will lead to reforms and I am sure that the region will recover because it has tremendous energy.
The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
To say that there was hard competition and therefore excusing him, excuses him from doing his job. If there is difficult competition, it is his job to compete.
If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.
I want people to take thought about their condition and to recognize that the maintainence of a free society is a very difficult and complicated thing and it requires a self-denying ordinance of the most extreme kind. It requires a willingness to put up with temporary evils on the basis of the subtle and sophisticated understanding that if you step in to do something about them you not only may make them worse, you will spread your tentacles and get bad results elsewhere.
The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that any body wishes to hinder him.
I always regarded the first day of practice as the beginning of a championship season.
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.
A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy.
When I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.
I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.
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?
The true test of any scholar's work is not what his contemporaries say, but what happens to his work in the next 25 or 50 years. And the thing that I will really be proud of is if some of the work I have done is still cited in the text books long after I am gone.
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.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
What I do not wish men to do to me, I also wish not to do to men.
So would I, if I were Parmenio.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
The superior man wishes to be slow in his speech and earnest in his conduct.
Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world.
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.
Success is a result of consistent practice of winning skills and actions. There is nothing miraculous about the process. There is no luck involved. Amateurs hope, professionals work.
Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.
In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.
Of necessity, we made the discovery that it is easier to turn poets into business journalists than to turn bookkeepers into writers.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
We know, Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired laborers amongst us. How little they know, whereof they speak! There is no permanent class of hired laborers amongst us...Free labor has the inspiration of hope; pure slavery has no hope.