Notable Quotes


“For every complex problem there’s a simple solution. And, it’s wrong.” 

— Umberto  Eco, Author



“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger,
but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations And Religions;
whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges,
if by decency and propriety of Conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.”

— George Washington
The Writings of G. Washington



“Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” 

— Will Rogers



“Dwell in the past and lose one eye; forget the past and lose both.”

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Nobel Laureate for Literature, 1970



 I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” 

— Mark Twain



“A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.”

— Benjamin Franklin



“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”

— Helen Keller



“There is a great man who makes every man feel small.
But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.” 

— G.K. Chesterton



“It’s easy to be famous today. People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them.
They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do.
That’s why my fans identified with me. They were mostly working-class.”

— Evel Knievel



“ Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest. 
Words may show a man’s wit, but  actions his meaning.”

— Benjamin Franklin



“The trouble ain’t that there is too many fools,
but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.”

— Mark Twain



“There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people.
For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs.”

— Thomas Sowell



“You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from
and refuse to tell you where they’re going.”

— P.J. O’Rourke