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

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