Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Sometimes you think you know things, know things very deeply, only to realize you don't know a damn thing.
—Jandy Nelson in I'll Give You the Sun
Success usually occurs in private, while failure occurs in full view.
—Jill Shalvis in The Sweetest Thing
A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood.
We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.
—H. L. Mencken
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
—J. R. R. Tolkien
Either the United States will destroy ignorance or ignorance will destroy the United States.
—W.E.B. Du Bois