Notable Quotes

“You cannot go around and keep score.
If you keep score on the good things and the bad things,
you’ll find out that you’re a very miserable person.
God gave man the ability to forget, which is one of the greatest attributes you have.
Because if you remember everything that’s happened to you,
you generally remember that which is the most unfortunate.” 

— Hubert H. Humphrey



“It’s only publishers and some journalists who believe that people want simple things.
People are tired of simple things.
They want to be challenged.”

— Umberto Eco



“Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don’t believe is right.”

—  Jane Goodall



“That is one of the functions of art:
 to present what the narrow and desperately practical perspectives of real life exclude.” 

— C.S. Lewis



“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

—Thomas Jefferson 



“As to moral courage, I have seldom met with the ‘Two-O’Clock in the Morning’ courage: I mean unprepared courage.”

—  Napoleon Bonaparte



“I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.”

— Arthur Hays Sulzberger



“I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money,
but because I wish to save people.” 

— Calvin Coolidge



“Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.”

— Cicero
106 BC – 43 BC



“People who write about spring  training not  being  necessary have never tried to throw a baseball.”

— Sandy Koufax



“The best things are nearest:
breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.
Then do not grasp at the stars,
but do life’s plain common work as it comes certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things of life.” 

— Robert Louis Stevenson



“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.”

— Dean Kamen