Notable Quotes

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

 — Calvin Coolidge



“When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. 
When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour.
That’s relativity.” 

— Albert Einstein



“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”  

— Thomas Jefferson



"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."

— Gilbert K. Chesterton 



"One of the problems with being a writer is that all of your idiocies are still in print somewhere.
I strongly support paper recycling."

— P. J. O'Rourke
1947— February 2022



“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” 

— Laura Stavoe Harm



“I’ve conquered a lot of things… blood clots in my lungs — twice… knee and foot surgeries…
winning Grand Slams, after being down match point, to name just a few, but I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller!” 

— Serena Williams



"Every fountain of government benefits is also a siphon into taxpayer wallets."

— John Hayward

"I can win an argument on any topic against any opponent.  People know this and steer clear of me at parties.
Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me. "

— Dave Barry