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Glory is not a conceit. It is not a decoration for valor. Glory belongs to the act of being constant to something greater than yourself, to a cause, to your principles, to the people on whom you rely and who rely on you in rerun.

John McCain

No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

Kahlil Gibran

People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.

Mary Worley Montagu

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.


I was willing to accept what I couldn't change.

Abdul Kalam

Be as you wish to seem.


One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.

Colin Powell

In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.

Sun Tzu

Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.

Elbert Hubbard

What is history but a fable agreed upon?

Napoleon Bonaparte

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

James Russell Lowell

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Samuel Butler

I can usually judge a fellow by what he laughs at.

Wilson Mizner

If God wants us to do a thing, he should make his wishes sufficiently clear. Sensible people will wait till he has done this before paying much attention to him.

Samuel Butler

The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.

Leonardo da Vinci

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.

John D. Rockefeller

The slogan of progress is changing from the full dinner pail to the full garage.

Herbert Hoover

We are never happy; we can only remember that we were so once.

Alexander Smith

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Zig Ziglar

Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.

Friedrich von Schiller

All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.

Andrew Carnegie

If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.

Calvin Coolidge

The Beatles will exist without us.

George Harrison
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