Notable Quotes

“In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”

— Theodore Roosevelt



“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

— Maya Angelo



“It does not take much to make us realize what fools we are, but the little it takes is long in coming.”

— Flannery O’Connor



“If a man does his best, what else is there?”

— General George S. Patton



“The problem in our country isn’t with books being banned, but with people no longer reading.
You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

— Ray Bradbury



“The disadvantage of men not knowing the past is that they do not know the present.
History is a hill or high point of vantage, from which alone men see the town in which they live or the age in which they are living.” 

— G.K. Chesterton



“Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.”

— Thomas Jefferson, 1786 Letter



“I joked about every prominent man in my lifetime, but I never met one I didn’t like.”

— Will Rogers



“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles,
the character of an honest man.”

— George Washington



“If you learn only methods, you’ll be tied to your methods,
but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson



“Nine requisites for contented living:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.” 

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



“Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe.”

— Mark Twain



“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching”

— John Wooden
Wooden was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (1960, Purdue)
and as a coach (1973, UCLA), the first person ever enshrined in both categories.


“America has not attained to greatness because of what we are or what we have.
We have become the exemplars of all the world because of what we have done with what we are and what we have.”

— Theodore Roosevelt



“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”

— Warren Buffet



“The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance.
It is  humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions,
which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before,
not once but many times and in innumerable guises;
and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.” 

— Paul Johnson



“We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.”

— Benjamin Franklin