Notable Quotes


“Happiness  consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day,
than in great pieces of  good fortune that happen but seldom.

— Benjamin Franklin



“Good resolutions are like babiescrying in church.
They should be carried out immediately.”

— Charles M. Sheldon



Dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally
but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover.
I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

— Helen Fielding



It is always during a passing state of mind that we make lasting resolutions. 

— Marcel Proust



“Of all the officers of the Government,
those of the Department of Justice should be kept most free from any suspicion of improper action on partisan or factional grounds,
so that there shall be gradually a growth, even though a slow growth, in the knowledge that the Federal courts
and the representatives of the Federal Department of Justice insist on meting out even-handed justice to all.”

— Theodore Roosevelt



“The public, more often than not, will forgive mistakes,
but it will not forgive trying to wriggle and weasel out of one.”

— Lewis Grizzard



“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

— Thomas Jefferson



“Adhere to your purpose and you will soon feel as well as you ever did. On the contrary,
if you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life.”

— Abraham Lincoln



“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” 

— John Ruskin



“How are children supposed to learn to act like adults,
when so much of what they see on television shows adults acting like children?”

— Thomas Sowell



“Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.”  

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge



“In this, our land, we are called upon to give but little in return for the advantages which we receive.
Shall we give that little grudgingly? Our definition of patriotism is often too narrow.” 

— William Jennings Bryan