Notable Quotes

“One must never miss an opportunity of quoting things by others
 which are always more interesting than those one thinks up oneself.”

Marcel Proust



“I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.”

Calvin Coolidge



“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” 

Mark Twain



“Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell



“A wise man will desire no more than what he may get justly, use soberly,
 distribute cheerfully, and leave contently.

Benjamin Franklin



“Howling is no substitute for thinking.” 

Adlai E. Stevenson



“The problem with the gene pool is that there’s no lifeguard.”

 —Steven Wright



“A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.” 

Jacques Maritain



“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point,
which means, at the point of highest reality.
A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions.
Pilate was merciful until it became risky.”

C.S. Lewis



“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.”

Milton Friedman



“Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts:
the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art.”

John Ruskin



“We always pay dearly for  chasing after  what is cheap.”

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn