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Benjamin Franklin: "Fish and visitors stink in three days." David Grason: "Commandment number in any civilized society is this: let people be different." Paul Richard: "When the rich assemble to concern themselves with the business of the poor, it is called charity. When the poor assemble to concern themselves with the business of the rich, it is called anarchy." Mark Twain: "Noise proves nothing. Often, a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid." Nicolas Boileau: "A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him." John Ploughman: "Put your hand quickly to your hat, for that is courtesy; but do not bow your head at every man's bidding, for that is slavery." John Ploughman: "He who will not go to bed till he pleases every body will have to sit up a great many nights." John Ploughman: "We [often] accuse others in order to excuse ourselves." John Ploughman: "He is a self-murderer who drinks to another's good health and robs himself of his own." John Ploughman: "Don't try to do good, let good emerge as a by-product of selfishness." Thomas Szasz: "The proverb warns: "Don't bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself." Adolf Hitler: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed." Adolf Hitler: "The great masses of the people... will more easily fall victims to a great lie than to a small one." Plato: "When men speak ill of you, so live that no one would believe them." Ecclesiastes: "There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not." Mark Twain: "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain: "Let us so live that when we come to die, even the undertakers would be sorry." Mark Twain: "When in doubt, tell the truth." Aldous Huxley: "Those who feel themselves despised do well to look despising." Source Unknown: "Wise men learn by other men's mistakes, fools by their own." Oscar Wilde: "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other people's lives alone, not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at creating around it an absolute uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing, acquiesces in it, enjoys it." Charles Kuralt: "Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." Nicolo Machiavelli: "Men usually will prove naturally bad, unless some necessity constrains them to be good." Nicolo Machiavelli: "Men should always attempt everything and never be dismayed by anything, for God loves strong men — since we see that He always punishes the weak through the strong." Nicolo Machiavelli: "The Prince must not always stick to principles, for men are fickle and themselves do not have principles." Seneca: "Every time you forgive a man, you weaken him and strengthen yourself." Seneca: "He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself." Seneca: "A dwarf is a dwarf, even if he stands on a mountain; a colossus keeps his height, even if he stands in a well." Indian Proverb: "When you were born, the world rejoiced and you cried. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." Arabian Proverb: "If you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his character, believe it not." African Proverb: "The most difficult person to wake is the one who pretends to be asleep." Source Unknown: "All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; and Third, it is accepted as self-evident." Bill Cosby: "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." Charles Schwab: "A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away." John Maxwell: "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." John Bitten: "In politics, I think it is wiser to leave five minutes too soon than to continue five minutes too long." Mahatma Ghandi: "Bullies are always to be found where there are cowards." Albert Brooks: "If only six people know you because of something you are proud of, that is a great thing. If sixty million people know you because of something you are not proud of, that is a sad thing." T. S. Elliot: "Make perfect your will... take no thought of the harvest, but only of proper sowing." Immanuel Kant: "The priority of self interest over morality is a self-defeating commitment." Atitebi J: "Education makes the fool prouder, but makes the wise humbler." Horace: "Brute force without wisdom falls by its own weight." Jean Cocteau: "Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far." Unknown: "Fate makes our relatives, choice makes our friends." Tryger "If you cannot lift the burden off another's back, do not walk away. Try to lighten it." Tryger "The healthy person is he who lives by principle, yet is realistic enough to modify them under exceptional circumstances." Indira Ghandi "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." Dinesh Acharya "It is because light travels faster than sound that some people appear bright before they speak." Lord Chesterfield "Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh." G. Mosca "In all societies, two classes of people exist: a class that rules and a class that is ruled."