"Of all things, good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have."
("Meditations on First Philosophy")
"The possession of muscular strength and the courage to use it in contests with other men for physical supremacy does not necessarily imply a lack of appreciation for the finer and better things of life."
"You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree."
J. Pierpont Morgan
"By the time your life is finished, you will have learned just enough to begin it well." *
English-born socialist, writer, philanthropist
("Shelley's Socialism: Two Lectures")
(daughter of Karl Marx)
"A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light."
"If I don't have wisdom, I can teach you only ignorance."
US writer, "Hug Doctor"
("The Way of the Bull")
"Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them."
"A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it."
("Vignettes of Manhattan")
"I've found that prayers work best when you have big players."
Norway-born US football player and coach
"Well, television is what it is. Let's face it. I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge Family and nobody knew my name."
US actor, candy shop owner
(stepmother of David Cassidy)
"When I grew up, being gay, being a sissy or anything like that was verboten. I disliked myself intensely and feared this part of myself intensely and had to hide it and became 'Perfect Richard, All-American Boy' as a place to hide."
"A new idea is rarely born like
Venus attended by graces
More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne.
More commonly it wheezes and tips over."
("Woman on the Edge of Time")
"I'm sick and tired of people saying that we put out 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've put out 12 albums that sound exactly the same."
Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
("Back in Black")
"The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness."
"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in agewhat's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff."
"The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened."
US representative (NY)
("Gender gap: Bella Abzug's Guide to Political Power for American Women")