"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
US politician, educator
("An Account of Some Greek Manuscripts, Procured at Constantinople in 1819...")
"Life improves slowly and goes wrong fast, and only catastrophe is clearly visible."
"Carrying those double tanks around all the time got to be a little rough on me. I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off, sometimes three or four times a day."
, on his role in the "Sea Hunt" TV series
(father of Beau and
"Life cannot be captured in a few axioms. And that is just what I keep trying to do. But it won't work, for life is full of endless nuances and cannot be captured in just a few formulae."
Dutch lawyer, writer
("An interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum 1941 -1943")
(died at Auschwitz)
"The time of the rack and the screws is come. Summer television has set in with its usual severity. And the small screen, where late the sweet birds sang, is now awash with repeats, reruns, rejects, replacements and reversions to the primitive."
Harriet van Horne
"As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor."
("The Walsh Girls")