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Rockets often spiral out of control if you put too much propellant in them.
Steve Jurvetson

By admitting a mistake, it is easier to get yourself out of a spiral.
Toto Wolff

You always know how to make me Snickers.

Draw your salary before spending it.
Artemus Ward

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I'd be honest.
Rodney Dangerfield

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue.
Francis Bacon

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.
Philip Gibbs

History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France

He who hesitates is last.
Mae West

A gentleman should never leave the house without a sharp knife, a good watch, and great hat.

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.
Louis Pasteur

And they crossed swords.
William Goldman
alias S. Morgenstern

I was so surprised at being born that I didn't speak for a year and a half.
Gracie Allen

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Expurey
Le Petit Prince (1943)

The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea.
Isak Dinesen

Pilots take no special joy in walking: pilots like flying. Pilots generally take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle.
Neil Armstrong

The easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death.
Harry Houdini

I fear we have awakened a sleeping tiger.
Isoroku Yamamato
Admiral Isoroku Yamamato, IJN, after being congratulated on his stunning victory against the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
G K Chesterton

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Alfred Hitchcock

Alone, we can do so little; together, we an do so much.
Helen Keller

For courage mixed with prudence is not foolish,
And moderation betters recklessness.
Song of Roland
Stanza 131, line 1724

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend on reading it.
Groucho Marx

I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
Mother Theresa

When a man who is drinking neat gin starts talking about his mother he is past all argument.
C.S. Forester

Israel is still the only country in the world against which there is a written document to the effect that it must disappear.
Menachem Begin

The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.
Leo Tolstoy

The trouble with free elections is that you never know how they are going to turn out.
Vyacheslav Molotov

We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.
William Wallace
September 11th, 1297

Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.
Claudette Colbert

Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.
Reinhold Messner

I am bewildered by the thousands of strange people who write me letters. They do not know me. Why do they do that?
Greta Garbo

I've never cared that much for cementing my place in history. Sports is so transitory, so ephemeral. It just seems like so much nonsense comparing me to Helen Wills Moody or Suzanne Lenglen or anybody else from some other time. One lesson you learn from sports is that life goes on without you.
Billie Jean King

Calumnies are answered best with silence.
Ben Jonson

If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.
E.B. White

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.
Enrico Fermi

What hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor but the silence of the bystander.
Elie Wiesel

Racing is life. Everything else is just... waiting.
Steve McQueen
Le Mans

People are going to dislike you if you make a decision, even if it turns out to be the right one.
James McPerson

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.
Edmund Burke
Observations on a Late Publication on the Present State of the Nation (1769)

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.
Edmund Burke

It was so hot today that Burger King was singing, 'if you want it your way, cook it yourself.'
Johnny Carson

It was so hot today I saw a pigeon walking in the shadow of Orson Welles.
Johnny Carson

It was so hot today I saw a robin dipping his worm in Nestea.
Johnny Carson

If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.
Theodore Roosevelt

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.
Gamal Abdul Nasser

Papers say: 'Congress is deadlocked and can't act.' I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.
Will Rogers

Growing up, I'd just be at home, playing tennis, spending my allowance on an ice-cream truck.
Venus Williams

I see religion more as a truck stop on your way to figuring out who you are.
Brad Pitt

If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
Jackie Mason

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