The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Nothing brings out the lower traits of human nature like office seeking.
Rutherford B. Hayes
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
An eye for an eye only ends up making the world blind.
It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.
A politician looks forward to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.
Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeates
A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.
What we think, we become.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The more ignorant you are, the quicker you fight.
Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.
The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Sir Winston Churchill
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.
Character is power.
Booker T. Washington
He who considers his work beneath him will be above doing it well.
Efficiency is doing the right thing. Effectiveness is doing the thing right.
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Voters want a fraud they can believe in.
There is noting so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
It is easier to fight for principles than it is to live up to them.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare.
They have rights who dare maintain them.
James Russell Lowell
Where there is no desire, there is no industry.
There isn’t a person anywhere that isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.
The greater the wealth, the thicker the dirt.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
Life is short. Live it up.
Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson