Friday, January 11, 2008

Words of Wisdom

"War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given
us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a
better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe
to treat us with justice."
~ Thomas Jefferson (letter to Thomas Pickney, 29 May 1797)

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. ~ Jules Renard

The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block. ~ Inigo DeLeon

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. ~ Carl Sagan