• Oh Farmers, pray that your summers be wet and your  winters clear. – Virgil
  • Blessed shall be the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. – The Bible Deut 28:4
  • Do not throw the Arrow which will return against you. – Kurdish Proverb
  • It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death, all things appear fair. – Homer
  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – Lao Tzu
  • If you speak the truth, have a foot in the stirrup.- Turkish Proverb
  • If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both. – Native American Saying
  • It is from their foes, not with friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls. -Aristophanes
  • Meditation brings wisdom, lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back. – The Buddha
  • The man who moves a mountain beings by carrying small stones. – Confucius
  • I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. – The Bible, Exodus
  • Nature herself has imprinted on the minds of all the idea of God. – Cicero
  • Not at all similar are the race of the immortal gods and the race of men who walk upon the earth. – Homer
  • Hath not the potter power over the clay, to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? – The Bible, Romans
  • The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. – The Bible, Numbers
  • You can’t direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails. – Unknown
  • Put your shoulder to the wheel. – Aesop
  • True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written; in writing what deserves to be read. – Pliny the Elder
  • Words have the power both to destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world. – The Buddha
  • For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. – Ecclesiastes
  • To bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, so that the strong should not harm the weak. – Hammurabi’s Code; Prologue
  • The wisest men follow their own direction. – Euripides
  • And on the pedestal these words appear: “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. – Publius Syrus
  • All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts. – William Shakespeare
  • You should hammer your iron when it is glowing hot. – Publius Syrus
  • Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some to be chewed and digested. – Sir Francis Bacon
  • If in other sciences we should arrive at certainty without doubt and truth without error, it behooves us to place the foundations of knowledge in mathematics. – Roger Bacon.
  • And them that take the sword shall perish by the sword. – The Bible, Matthew
  • A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king. – Herodotus
  • Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. – Thomas Jefferson
  • The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy. – Unknown
  • I am the State. – Louis XIV
  • A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Expury
  • I will to my lord be true and faithful, and love all which he loves and shun all which he shuns. – Anglo Saxon Oath of Fealty
  • People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conservation ends in a conspiracy against the public. – Adam Smith
  • A god from the machine – Menander
  • If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare
  • One doesn’t discover new lands without losing sight of the shore. – Andre Gide
  • I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson
  • I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. – Aristotle
  • Two cities have been formed by two loves: the earthly by the love of self; the heavenly by the love of God. – St Augustine
  • Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and lead us from this world to another. – Plato
  • Chemistry means the difference between poverty and starvation and abundant life. – Robert Brent
  • No free man shall be taken, imprisoned, or in any other way destroyed, except by the lawful judgement of his peers. – The Magna Carta
  • Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. – Ambrose Bierce
  • It has been said that democracy is the worst kind of Government except all the others that have been tried. – Winston Churchill
  • Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. – Albert Einstein
  • There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance. – Ali ibn Abi-Talib
  • You can get of what you want with a kind of word and a gun than you can with just a kind word. – Al Capone
  • Any society that will give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. – Sun-Tzu
  • A man does not have himself killed for a half-pence a day or for petty distinction. You must speak to the soul to electrify him. – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • What gunpowder did for war, the printing press has done to for the mind. Wendell Phillips
  • The whole is more than the sum of its parts. – Aristotle
  • Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. – Mao Zedong
  • Artillery adds dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl. – Frederick the Great
  • People can have the Model T in any color – so long as it’s black. – Henry Ford
  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, but the one most responsive to change. -Charles Darwin
  • Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car. – E.B. White
  • When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. – Dom Helder Camara
  • We will make electricty so cheap that only the rich will burn candles. – Thomas Edison
  • The great masses of the people … will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one. – Adolf Hitler
  • If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One …  I am become death, the Shatterer of Worlds. – J Robert Oppenheimer, quoting “The Bhagavad Gita.”
  • There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. – Henry Ford
  • As to diseases make a habit to two things – to help, or at least, to do no harm. – Hippocrates
  • To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. – Issac Newton
  • I fooled you, I fooled you, I got pig iron, I got pig iron, I got all pig iron. – Lonnie Donegan, “Rock Island Line.”
  • I do not feel obliged that the same God who has endowed us with sense, religion, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. – Galileo Galilei
  • You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bon-fire under her deck? I have no time for such nonsense. Napoleon, on Robert Fulton’s Steamship
  • Before that steam drill shall beat me down, I’ll die with my hammer in my hand. – From John Henry, the Steel-Driving Man
  • Never trust a computer you can’t throw out the window. – Steve Wozniak
  • We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow from our children. – Native American Song
  • There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. – Issac Asimov
  • For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been
  •  and there you will long to return. – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistingiushable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke
  • Soon it will be a sin for parents to have a child which carries the heavy burden of genetic disease. – Bob Edwards
  • The only thing worse than to be talked about is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde
  • I want to say just one word to you, Just one word: plastics. – Calder Willingham, The Graduate
  • Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station. You know her life was saved by Rock n’ Roll. – The Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll”
  • Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are. – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (Iron Chef Quote)
  • The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. – B.F. Skinner
  • The Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. – Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky
  • Beep … beep … beep … beep … – Sputnik I
  • The future will be better tomorrow. – Dan Quayle