George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill

George Bernard Shaw sent a note to Winston Churchill saying “I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend… if you have one.”

To which Sir Winston replied “Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second… if there is one.”

E. B. White

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1932

“If the process of concentration goes on at the same rate, at the end of another century we shall have all of American industry controlled by a dozen corporations and run by perhaps a hundred men. Put plainly, we are steering a steady course toward economic oligarchy, if we are not there already.”

Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”

Wish I’d Said That (NOT!)

“The worst of the impact on the financial-services industry is behind us.” Richard Fuld, CEO of Lehman Brothers, April 15, 2008, after the Annual Meeting.

Clarence Darrow

“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”