"Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be." - Rita Rudner
“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.”
― Vince Lombardi
“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
― Benjamin Franklin
“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”
― John Parker, commander of the militiamen at Lexington, April 19, 1775
“Yonder are the Hessians. They were bought for seven pounds and tenpence a man. Are you worth more? Prove it. Tonight the American flag floats from yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow!”
― John Stark
“It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.”
― Marilyn Monroe
“I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”
― Mark Twain
“Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.”
― Yogi Berra, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes
“What a kid I got, I told him about the birds and the bees and he told me about the butcher and my wife.”
― Rodney Dangerfield
“One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said “Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock...”
― Johnny Depp
I’m coming back in… and it’s the saddest moment of my life.”
Ed White expresses his sorrow at the conclusion of the first American spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission on 3 June 1965.
“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world, knowing they’re going to light the bottom, and doesn’t get a little worried, does not fully understand the situation.”
John Young, after being asked if he was nervous about making the first Space Shuttle flight in 1981.
HERE MEN FROM THE PLANET EARTH
FIRST SET FOOT UPON THE MOON
JULY 1969, A.D.
WE CAME IN PEACE FOR ALL MANKIND”
The words on a plaque left on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.
Todd Beamer, Sept. 11, 2001, just before he and other passengers attacked terrorists controlling United Flight 93
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
President Ronald Reagan, June 12, 1987
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
"My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-*****." - Jack Nicholson
"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
~~ General John Sedgwick (b. 9/13/1813- d. 5/9/1864), Union Commander, Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 9, 1864
"I'm out there to beat the hell out of somebody — flat out. We have scheme, technique, all that.
At the end of the day, it's me vs. you. How can I make your life suck for these three hours?" -Packer's DT Mike Daniels
"Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is interesting. But what they hide is vital." - Aaron Levenstein
When it’s third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I’ll take the whiskey drinkers every time. - late former Green Bay Packers Receiver and Radio Game Analyst Max McGee
"I believe I will walk again. I do. When that happens, I already know what I'm going to do. I'll go to Giants Stadium and find the exact spot in the field where I went down. I'll lie there for a second. And then I'll get up on my own power and walk away."
-Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand
“Married men live longer than single men. But married men are a lot more willing to die.” -Johnny Carson
You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
-Charles A. Beard, Historian
"If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?" -Thomas Jefferson
There is no sanctity of contracts in the United States. Only fools meet their financial commitments. The non-payers are the truly enlightened.
-Dick Bove, Rochdale Securities Banking Analyst commenting on the Mortgage Settlement and how it excludes those who worked hard to keep up with their mortgage payments and rewards the irresponsible borrowers.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
-General George S. Patton
“I went in there cocky thinking I knew everything there was to know about football, and he spent eight hours talking about this one play. He talked for four hours, took a break, and came back and talked four more. I realized then that I actually knew nothing about football.” – John Madden on being in Vince Lombardi’s lecture on the power sweep.
"To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement. Clearly, [Fox Sports president of national networks] Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to building a successful organization. I believe success is achieved by acquiring and developing talented, respected and credible individuals, none of which applies to Skip Bayless." - Troy Aikman
“Shift that fat ***, Harry. But slowly, or you’ll swamp the damned boat.”
-General George Washington to General Henry Knox according to Knox's memoirs while boarding the boats to cross the Delaware River.