Make not your thoughts your prison.
–William Shakespeare (from Antony and Cleopatra)
Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no glory so bright but the veil of business can hide it effectually.
The essential American soul is isolate, stoic and a killer.
Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.
There is in this world beauty and there are the dispossessed. We must strive, as difficult as it is, to be faithful to both.
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
A lie can travel around the world while the truth is still putting on it’s shoes.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.