"But if the young are never tired of erring in conduct, neither are the older in erring of judgment."
"Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not." *
Elias Root Beadle
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers."
Lebanese philosopher poet
"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
US comic, actor
"Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners."
"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others."
(father of Marlo Thomas)
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."
(same dates as Sam Rayburn)
("The Way of Zen")
"I like drums, really, if they're under control."
US bluegrass great
"The problem with having a sense of humor is often that people you use it on aren't in a very good mood."
US football coach
"There's a Harvard man on the wrong side of every question."
Dr. Abbott Lawrence Lowell
US educator, lawyer
(grandfather of Amy Lowell)
("What a University President has Learned")
"We have held that a death toll was a necessary part of every human achievement, whether sport, war, or industry. A moment's rage over the horror of it, and we have sunk into indifference."
("The History of the Standard Oil Company")
"Quite a nasty piece of work. Not the sort of person you'd want to have dinner with."
, on his character "Mr. Bean"
"I am a babe for a living."
US professional volleyball player and supermodel
"I always gravitate towards things that are not beautiful, but broken and weird and fascinating."
US comic actor
"My leg, make it more beautiful."
Russian dancer, choreographer