Notable Quotes

A good name, like good will, is got by many  actions and lost by one. 

 — Lord  Jeffery   



“The packaging of intellectual positions and views is one of the most active enterprises of our day...
The packaging is often done so effectively that the viewers, listeners, or readers do not make up their own minds at all.
Instead, they insert a packaged opinion into their minds, somewhat like inserting a cassette into a cassette player.
They then push a button and ‘play back’ the opinion whenever it seems appropriate to do so.
They have performed acceptably without having had to think.”

— Mortimer Adler, 1902 – 2001



“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive;
and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” 

— Maya Angelou



“Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely expressed for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent busybodies.” 

— C.S. Lewis



What you cannot enforce, do not command. 

— Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)



Don’t discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose;
if you belittle yourself, you are believed;
if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

— Michel de Montaigne 



“In baseball, it doesn’t matter if you’re tall, skinny, fat, whatever.
If you really have talent and you really love to play, I feel like you can make it.” 

— Jose Altuve