The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along - whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

When you forgive, you in no way change the past - but you sure do change the future.

 image quote by Louis Nizer

Words of comfort skillfully administered are the oldest therapy known to man.

Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.

Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.

A book is the only immortality.

The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?

 image quote by Derek Bok

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history.

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.

Success is getting and achieving what you want.

Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

 image quote by Ralph Nader

Your best teacher is your last mistake

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution.

If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means.

 image quote by Robert G. Ingersoll

We rise by lifting others

If I owe Smith ten dollars and God forgives me, that doesn't pay Smith.

Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them.

In a world of inhumanity, war and terrorism, American citizenship is a very precious possession.

I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.

You can only be free if I am free.

We have done almost everything in pairs since Noah, except govern.

And the world has suffered for it.

 image quote by Clarence Darrow

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.

Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.

I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.

If I had given up everything that my life was about ... I'd let cancer win before it needed to.

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

To think is to differ.

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.

The pursuit of truth will set you free; even if you never catch up with it.

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.

He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.

I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.

Few rich men own their property; their property owns them.