It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Gore Vidal (1925 - )
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.
Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)