A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.

David McCullough, Historian

I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so until the end.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

The government is good for one thing… it knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say ‘see if it weren’t for the government you wouldn’t be able to walk.’

Harry Browne, Libertarian

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther, Author

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Sir Winston Churchill

Like a team of specialists in any field, our performance depended both on individual excellence and on how well we worked together…We all tried to figure out ways to make our combination more effective.

Bill Russell, basketball player

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca, Philosopher

I don’t want people who want to dance. I want people who have to dance.

George Balanchine, Choreographer

On Forgiveness: ‘It is the attribute of the strong.


Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, General

Competition rarely puts anyone out of business – a man usually puts himself out of business either by not making a good article or by wrong methods in sales or finance.

Harvey Firestone, car tire pioneer

“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.”


“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

Robert Frost

“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.”

Thomas Paine

“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”

Alexander Hamilton

“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”


“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

Peter Drucker, Business Guru

“Study the past, if you would divine the future.”


“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”

Socrates, Philosophor

“Remember, nothing belongs to you but your flesh and blood, nothing else is under your control.”

Marcus Aurelius

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll, Author

“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity—intellect and resources—to do some thing about them.”

Henry Ford, Inventor

“It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices, that makes government necessary.”

James Monroe

Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”

Thomas Paine
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
C.S Lewis, Author, Christian

Wear your failure as a badge of honor.

Sundar Pichai, Tech Sector Executive

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies by their intentions, rather than their results.

Milton FriedmanEconomist

“When you see a person without a smile, give them one of yours.”

Zig Ziglar