"It is the nature of men to be bound by the benefits they confer as much as by those they receive."
Italian writer (The Prince)
"Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
And used to war's alarms:
But a cannon-ball took off his legs,
So he laid down his arms!"
"Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them."
Edgar Watson Howe
"For though he had very little Latin beyond 'Cave canem,' he had, as a young dog, devoured Shakespeare (in a tasty leather binding)."
English writer (101 Dalmations)
"Whether women are better than men I cannot saybut I can say they are certainly no worse."
Russian Israeli leader
"The way I heard it, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Joan Crawford was on the set, in her chair, knitting. Someone rushed over to the set and yelled, 'The Japanese have destroyed Pearl Harbor!" Joan looked up and said, 'Oh, dear. Who was she?'"
(portrait by Polly Thayer Starr)
"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure."
"It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting."
"In a world of private property, if something isn't owned by somebody, it's going to be misused by somebody else."
"The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent."
US cartoonist ("Momma")
"Sometimes, you like to let the hair do the talking!"
"The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful."
"The popular culture says... Do what you do, your life is predestined, like the installment plan on your house. There's not much you can do about it. Make your payments, live it, get sick, die, don't make any trouble. It is the Master Charge of destiny. Try to get your high credit rating."
"I'd like to make a movie pretty soon, so I could get a rest."
US dancer, actor, Senator (CA)