“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.”   – John Maynard Keynes

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”   – Teddy Roosevelt, 1910

“Morality…represents the way that people would like the world to work – whereas economics represents how it actually does work.”  – Freakonomics

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing…” – Thomas Jefferson, 1787

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1859

“History is philosophy teaching by example.” – Dionysius

“I’m opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.” – Mark Twain

“The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” – Muriel Rukeyser

“Ask an historian to explain something, and they will usually tell you a story.” – Geoffrey Roberts

“ Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1860 (Cooper Union)

“As a constant, history is too often revised to match contemporary views. It has been said that each generation must rewrite history in order to understand it. The opposite is true. Moderns revise history to make it palatable, not to understand it. Those who edit ‘history’ to popular taste each decade will never understand the past – neither the horrors nor glories of which the human race is equally capable – and for that reason, they will fail to understand themselves.”   – T. R. Fehrenbach

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”   – Steve Jobs

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore