People’s wealth and worth are very rarely related.
Malcolm S. Forbes
1919 — 1990
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there’s less competition.
1917 — 1984
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
1883 — 1931
There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.
Admiral William F. Halsey, Jr.
1882 — 1959
To be poor may be a misfortune, but it is not a fault.
The men of action are, after all, the uncommon instruments of the men of thought.
1797 — 1856
There’s always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little, and it’s always somebody else.
Looks will get you there, but a personality will keep you there.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
John Andrew Holmes
There are three ways a man can be ruined: women, gambling, and farming. My father chose the most boring.
Pope John XXIII
1881 — 1963
Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
Every man in the world is better than someone else. And not as good as someone else.
1908 — 1981
Everyone complains about his memory, but no one complains about his judgment.
Duke François de La Rochefoucauld
1613 — 1680
Those who know do not talk. Those who talk do not know.
600? — 540? B.C.
Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
60? B.C. — 17
He who looks you in the eye is not truly listening. It’s the one who looks away that is truly paying attention.
Good laws derive from evil habits.
The reason most people talk to themselves is because they’re often the only ones who will listen.
If you lend someone an ear, don’t expect to be repaid with interest.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.