Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
-- Cato The Elder
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
-- William Arthur
A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.
-- Harry Mathews
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.