"The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance."
US patriot, brewer
(died near his birthday)
"A belief is not true because it is useful."
Henri Frederic Amiel
("Journal Intime (Private Journal)")
"The rain it raineth on the just
And also on the unjust fella;
But chiefly on the just, because
The unjust steals the just's umbrella."
US Senator (NC)
"Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer."
"Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last."
Remy de Gourmont
"Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty."
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job."
"That little white ball won't move until you hit it, and there's nothing you can do after it has gone."
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
US golf great
"I have gone to war too. I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving."
("The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement")
"I can write a song a day."
"I'd like to thank the Academy for my lifetime achievement award that I will eventually get."
"Remember to never split an infinitive.
The passive voice should never be used.
Do not put statements in the negative form.
Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
Proofread carefully to see if you words out.
If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
A writer must not shift your point of view.
And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.)
Don't overuse exclamation marks!!
Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents.
Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is.
Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors.
Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing.
Always pick on the correct idiom.
The adverb always follows the verb.
Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives."
US writer, grammarian
"Picasso had his pink period and his blue period. I am in my blonde period right now."
US entrepreneur, publisher