The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
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My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
When I went to our American history books to learn how our forefathers harrowed the land, I discovered that the historians knew nothing about harrows. Yet our country has depended more on harrows than on guns or speeches. I thought that a history which excluded harrows, and all the rest of daily life, was bunk. And I think so yet.
Effective negotiators have a style that those whom they are trying to influence, relate to and admire.
Greatest thing we can produce is character. Everything else can be taken from us, but not our character.
Insanity in individuals is something rare – but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
They (wives) are people who think when the telephone bell rings, it is against the law not to answer it