“The first principle of society consists in the marriage tie, the next in children, the next in a family within one roof, where everything is in common. This society gives rise to the city, and is, as it were, the nursery of the commonwealth.” -Marcus Tullius Cicero (circa 50 BC),

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”  – Theodore Roosevelt

“Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”– G. M. Trevelyan (1876 – 1962), English Social History (1942)

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“Men occasionally stumble on truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther

“The years teach much which the days never knew.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

“The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” – Plato

“I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” – Truman Capote