Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

— Aristotle

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

— Aristotle

To perceive is to suffer.

— Aristotle

A Pen is certainly an excellent Instrument, to fix a Mans Attention and to inflame his Ambition

— John Adams, U.S. president

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

— Universal Declaration of Human Rights article 1

Speak Truth to Power

— Anonymous, Title of pamphlet: “The primary function of a religious society is to ‘speak truth to power.’”

To do much clear thinking a person must arrange for regular periods of solitude when they can concentrate and indulge the imagination without distraction.

— Thomas Edison

For Fun

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

— Douglass Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.

— Douglass Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy