The tendency of the casual mind is to pick out or stumble across a
sample which supports or defies its prejudices, and then make it
representative of a whole class.
The most vicious form of politics is academic politics. Why is it so
vicious? Because the stakes are so small and the primary weapon is
C. WEST CHURCHMAN
There are people who can never forgive a beggar for their not having
given him anything.
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table.
Luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home.
It is not who you know or what you know, but what you know about who you
I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut.
TEXAS BIX BINDER
In God we trust. All others show data.
Wit consists in the ability to perceive differences in what is similar
and similarities in what is different.
MADAME DE STAEL
There are no differences but differences of degree between degrees of
difference and no difference.
WILLIAM JAMES (AFTER INHALING NITROUS OXIDE)
The things in civilization we most prize are not of ourselves. They
exist by grace of the doings and sufferings of the continuous human
community in which we are a link. Our is the responsibility of
conserving, transmitting, rectifying, and expanding the heritage of
values we have received that those who come after us may receive it more
solid and secure, more widely accessible, and more generously shared
than we have received it.
Compiled by Jeremy Klein