Notable Quotes

“When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.”

— Abraham Lincoln



“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

— Mark Twain



If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant’s life,
she will choose to save the infant’s life without even considering if there is a man on base. 

— Dave Barry



“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

— Julia Child



“This would be a great world to dance in if we didn’t have to pay the fiddler.”

— Will Rogers



“There is much difference between imitating a good man, and counterfeiting him.”

— Benjamin Franklin



“People who pride themselves on their ‘complexity’ and deride others for being ‘simplistic’
should realize that the truth is often not very complicated. What gets complex is evading the truth.” 

— Thomas Sowell, Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays



“We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in the sand.”

— Charles Spurgeon



“There’s no half singing in the shower; you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.”

— Josh Groban



 “The lesson of the war that should never depart from us 
is that the American people have no exemption from the ordinary fate of humankind.
If we sin, we must suffer for our sins, like the Empires that are tottering and the Nations that have perished.”

Murat Halstead – 1867



“Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.”

— H. G. Wells



“Kites rise highest against the wind — not with it.”

— Winston Churchill



“Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history,
controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.”

— John F. Kennedy



“A veteran – whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve 
– is someone who, at some point in his/her life, wrote a blank check
payable to ‘The United States of America’ for an amount ‘up to and including my life.’
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand this simple truth.”

— Author Unknown



“History is a vast early warning system.”

— Norman Cousins


“I think we’re raising whole generations who regard facts as more or less optional.
We have kids in elementary school who are being urged to take stands on political issues,
to write letters to congressmen and presidents about nuclear energy.
They’re not a decade old, and they’re being thrown these kinds of questions
that can absorb the lifetime of a very brilliant and learned man
… they’re being taught that it’s important to have views,
and they’re not being taught that it’s important to know what you’re talking about.”

— Thomas Sowell 



“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