Herbert Prochnow

An occasional weakness in a great man is a comfort to the rest of us.

It is bad enough to know the past; it would be intolerable to know the future.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.

If you bet a horse, that's gambling. If you bet you can make three spades, that's entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points, that's business. See the difference?

Gustave Flaubert

Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

Jacques Maritain

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

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