"Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."
"The chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawns wide and deep."
Mary Eliza Church Terrell
US writer, social reformer
("A Colored Woman in a White World")
"You will find most books worth reading are worth reading twice."
Lord Viscount John Morley
"You can play a shoestring if you're sincere."
US jazz composer, musician
"Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."
US R'n'B and jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist
("Georgia on My Mind")
"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
Moravian Father of Psychoanalysis
("The Interpretation of Dreams")
(father of Anna)
"Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right."
US singer, songwriter
("Do or Die")
"There aren't any embarrassing questionsonly embarrassing answers."
("South of Freedom")