"None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself."
Arabian religious leader
"The United States of America will sound as pompously in the world or in history as The Kingdom of Great Britain."
English-US author, founding father, patriot
"In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."
"I pant for retirement and leisure, but am doomed to inexpressible and almost unsupportable hurry."
Sarah Kemble Siddons
"Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius."
"Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well."
James Freeman Clarke
("Common Sense in Religion")
"A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print."
"We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known, and that man can learn it."
John W. Campbell, Jr.
"There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot."
US cartoonist (Dilbert)
"Rock'n'roll all goes back to R & B, but to me it's not very relevant. Kraftwerk is much more relevant."
English keyboardist (Duran Duran)
"I'm an actor because I lucked into it. As a kid, I never knew what I wanted to be. About all I had proficiency for was playing the cello, and there are very few rich cello players around."
(was married to Barbara Stanwyck)
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"
US baseball player