"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
("Rate Your Mate")
"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth."
("The Way of Zen")
(same dates as Sam Rayburn)
"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
("What a University President has Learned")
(grandfather of Amy Lowell)
"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
("My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life")
"I always gravitate towards things that are not beautiful, but broken and weird and fascinating."
US comic, actor (SNL)