We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
- William Gladstone
If you want to understand democracy, spend less time in the library with Plato and more time in the buses with people.
- Simeon Strunsky
In this country England it is well to kill from time to time an admiral to encourage the others.
- Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
100 invested at 7 interest for 100 years will become 100,000, at which time it will be worth absolutely nothing.
- Lazarus Long
Every time we remember to say thank you, we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind.
One may discover a new side to his most intimate friend when for the first time he hears him speak in public. He will be stranger to him as he is more familiar to the audience. The longest intimacy could not foretell how he would behave then.
- Henry David Thoreau
Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaces by vague ritual.
- Frank Herbert, Dune