Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.
Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
There are two kinds of people in the world, those who have excuses and those who perform.
Inaction is the cardinal sin of management.
Common sense is most useful when accompanied by one or two facts.
We listen when we intend to hear, but we only hear when we succeed at listening.
A good reputation is easily tarnished, but a bad one will endure most anything.
When you go to bed at night, if youíre still breathing, youíve had a good day.
Trust is not bestowed, it is earned.
If you donít ever stop to look ahead at where youíre going, youíre probably not going anywhere.
Good intentions are no substitute for good discipline.
No-one thinks of winter when the grass is green.
I don't believe in luck -- I believe in preparation.
Those who make the worst use of their time most often complain of its shortness.
Jean de La Bruyere
When everyone is wrong, everyone is right.
Nivelle La Chaussee
I bend and I break not.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
Two men look out through the same bars:
One sees mud, and one the stars.
Those who have knowledge don't predict. Those who predict don't have knowledge.
Nothing, like something, happens anywhere.
The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
To govern, is to make choices.
Duc de Levis
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
G. H. Lewes
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it;
Nothing can be created out of nothing.
Woord is but wynd; leff woord and tak the dede.