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Miscellaneous Quotes
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Napoleon Bonaparte

He travels the fastest who travels alone.
Rudyard Kipling

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature's inexorable imperative.
H. G. Wells

In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
Leo Tolstoy

There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.
Leo Tolstoy

Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Socrates

By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become very happy; if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher - and that is good for every man.
Socrates

Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
George Orwell

These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
Henri Coanda

Today's difference between Russia and the United States is that in Russia everybody takes everybody else for a spy, and in the United States everybody takes everybody else for a criminal.
Friedrich Durrenmatt

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