"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people."
- Lucille S. Harper
"He who hesitates is a damned fool."
- Mae West (1892-1980)
"The graveyards are full of indispensable men."
- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)
"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning."
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)
"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
"I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it."
- Steven Wright
"I have read your book and much like it."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)
"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)
"Happiness is good health and a bad memory."
- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
Johann Sebastian Bach
John F. Kennedy
Emperor Wen of Sui China
Cyrus the Great
Peter the Great
Queen Elizabeth I
Paul Lo Duca
Ho Chi Minh
Pope John Paul II
Franklin D. Roosevelt