Quotes By Rote

At best, most college presidents are running something that is somewhere between a faltering corporation and a hotel.

~ Leon Botstein

It is better in some respects to be admired by those with whom you live, than to be loved by them. And this is not on account of any gratification of vanity, but because admiration is so much more tolerant than love.
~ Sir Arthur Helps

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
~ Thomas Jefferson

It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
~ Horace

Our American past always speaks to us with two voices the voice of the past, and the voice of the present. We are always asking two quite different questions. Historians reading the words of John Winthrop usually ask, What did they mean to him Citizens ask, What do they mean to us Historians are trained to seek the original meaning all of us want to know the present meaning.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
~ Mark Twain


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