"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."
Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf
"The future has a way of arriving unannounced."
George F. Will
"The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards."
"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."
"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories."
"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, an the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'"
"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire."
Francis Duc de la Rochefoucauld
"If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly. We see around us today the marks of our terrible dilemma - predictions of doomsday, antinuclear demonstrations, an arms race in which the West must, for its own protection, be an unwilling participant. At the same time we see totalitarian forces in the world who seek subversion and conflict around the globe to further their barbarous assault on the human spirit. What, then, is our course? Must civilization perish in a hail of fiery atoms? Must freedom wither in a quiet, deadening accommodation with totalitarian evil?"
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge."
Daniel J. Boorstin