An executive is a person who always decides sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
Percy H Johnson
The true source of cheerfulness is benevolence.
The beginning is always today.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
We [the U.S.] are a nation rich in values.
futurist John Schaar
The faults of great authors are generally excellences carried to an excess.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away.
Thomas Love Peacock
Would it be too bold to imagine that, in the great length of time since the earth began to exist, perhaps millions of ages before the commencement of the history of mankind would it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament, which the great First Cause endued with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities, directed by irritations, sensations, volitions and associations, and thus possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity, and of delivering down these improvements by generation to its posterity, world without end!
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education, I call it intrusion.
'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there 's no place like home;
A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
Which sought through the world is ne'er met with elsewhere.
John Howard Payne
Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this -- the former eats when he pleases, and the latter when he can get it.
Sir Walter Scott
No light, but rather darkness visible.
He who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, but he who destroys a good book kills reason itself.
A state without some means of change is without the means of its conservation.
The child is father of the man.
I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
I don't know what is truth,but I can tell you how to find it!
J J Rousseau
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts.