"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was,
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove ... but the world
may be different because I was important in the life of someone in the next
"A bend in the road, is not the end of the road ... unless you fail to
make the turn."
"Doing easily what others find is difficult is talent; doing what is
impossible for talent is genius."
Henri Frederic Amiel
"If a person's foresight were as good as their hindsight, we would all
"True statesmanship is the art of changing a nation from what it is into
what it ought to be."
Walter R Alger
"Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse."
"It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow."
"Memory is the mother of all wisdom."
"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom in learning from books as well as from
life. If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a
passage, you cannot expect it to give you any insight you do not already
"The only institution that lasts a long time, does good and useful work,
and is profitable, is one that is, and has been, well organised. You get
the feel of this immediately you visit such a place."
George Matthew Adams