Favorite Quotations

By Mark Lindberg (revised May 2019)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! – Pericles

There is nothing more likely to produce peace than a well-prepared army to meet an enemy – President George Washington

Given the choice between Government without Newspapers and
Newspapers without Government, I would take the latter. – President Thomas Jefferson

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves. – President Abraham Lincoln
History May Not Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme. – Mark Twain

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice. (on Henry Ford I fireplace) – Henry David Thoreau

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious victories, even though checkered with failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits that neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory or defeat. – President Theodore Roosevelt

In flying, I have learned that carelessness and overconfidence are usually far more dangerous than deliberately accepted risks. – Wilbur Wright

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. – President Calvin Coolidge

A great tradition can be inherited, but greatness itself must be won. – Charles A. Lindbergh

Whenever A annoys B for the improvement of C, A is a scoundrel. – H. L Mencken

“Success is this simple – Know what you are doing, Love what you are doing, Believe in what you are doing” – Will Rogers (cowboy, humorist, showman)

Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away. – Antoine de Saint Exupery

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

You can get a lot done if you do not care who gets the credit. – President Harry Truman

Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought – President John F. Kennedy

Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking. – JC Watts

The only way to make them see the light is to make them feel the heat – President Ronald Reagan

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck

“Hard times create Strong Men. Strong men create Good times. Good times create Weak men. And, Weak men create Hard times.” – G. Michael Hopf

Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard. – David McCullough