The crucial disadvantage of aggression, competitiveness and skepticism as national characteristics is that these qualities cannot be turned off at five o’clock.
– Margaret Halsey
The keen spirit seizes the prompt occasion.
– Hannah Moore
Go put your creed into the deed.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
– Marlene Dietrich
To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.
– Joan Didion
Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
– Jacqueline Bisset
The least initial deviation from the truthis multiplied later a thousandfold.
– Aristotle (384-322 BC)
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
– Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Procrastination of vital tasks is a close relative of incompetence and a handmaiden of inefficiency.
– R. Alec MacKenzie
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
– Mignon McLaughlin
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
– Wendell Willkie
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
– Andre Maurois
You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.
– Jeannette Rankin
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
The simplest man, fired with enthusiasm, is more persuasive than the most eloquent man without it.
– Franklin Field
It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.
– Grenville Kleiser (1868-1953)
It is with words as with sunbeams — the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
– Robert Southey (1774-1843)
Jazz has endured because it doesn’t have a beginning or an ending. It’s a moment.
– Robert Altman (02/20/1925- 2006)