At the age of 26, Michelangelo began sculpting his monumental statue of David. He finished it seventeen months later, in January, 1504.
Chicago’s O’Hare airport was named for Edward “Butch” O’Hare who was shot down over the pacific in 1943. Prior to this it was named Orchard Field.
Oklahoma City’s airport is named after humorist Will Rogers.
The Lyon Aiport in France was renamed in honor of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince.
And, no, Moron Airport in Mongolia was not named after me.
A man’s mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.
Certainty, generally, is illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.
No generalization is wholly true, not even this one.
The biggest tragedy in America is not the great waste of natural resources – though this is tragic; the biggest tragedy is the waste of human resources because the average person goes to his grave with his music still in him.
Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
Even if you’re on the right road, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
I don’t make jokes, I just watch the government and report the facts.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.