Notable Quotes


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

— Charles Spurgeon



“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”

— Thomas Sowell



“It is always disillusioning to weigh your fish and measure your golf drives. Smart men estimate them.”

— Havilah Babcock


“History is a vast early warning system.”

— Norman Cousins



Tis an old maxim in the schools,
That flattery’s the food of fools —
Yet now and then your men of wit
Will condescend to take a bit.

— Jonathan Swift



“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time,
and your government when it deserves it.”

— Mark Twain



“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.”

— Winston Churchill



“If all you can do is judge a person by their appearance,
because you don’t have the spirit to judge someone from within, you’re in trouble.”

—  Dick Gregory



“We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future,
and yet need something to set against the present, to remind us that the basic assumptions have been quite different in different periods
and that much which seems certain to the uneducated is merely temporary fashion.” 

— C.S. Lewis



 “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

— Mark Twain



“Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.”

— Albert Einstein



“Some of the biggest cases of mistaken identity
are among intellectuals who have trouble remembering that they are not God.”

— Thomas Sowell



“If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality,  
since lost time is never found again.”

— Benjamin Franklin



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

— Benjamin Franklin



“If you don’t do it with excellence, don’t do it at all! Because if it’s not excellent,
it won’t be profitable or fun, and if you’re not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?

— Robert Townsend



“Modern man is staggering and losing his balance
because he is being pelted with little pieces of alleged fact which are native to the newspapers;
and, if they turn out not to be facts, that is still more native to newspapers.” 

— G. K.  Chesterton