"Most men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened."
- Winston Churchill
"Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy but know yourself, your chances of winning and losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and of yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril."
- Sun Tzu
"Fear and pain should be treated as signals not to close our eyes but to open them wider."
- Nathaniel Branden
"The imagination is the spur of delights...all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?"
- Marquis de Sade
"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits."
- Richard Nixon
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice."
- William Jennings Bryan
"Where there is no vision, the people parish."
- Old Testament, Proverbs 29:18
"The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators."
- Edward Gibbon
"Art is a lie that tells the truth. (Commercials are lies that tell the truth.)"
"The map is not the territory; the name is not the thing named."