I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.
Congratulations on the new library, because it isn't just a library. It is a space ship that will take you to the farthest reaches of the Universe, a time machine that will take you to the far past and the far future, a teacher that knows more than any human being, a friend that will amuse you and console you -- and most of all, a gateway, to a better and happier and more useful life. [Letters of Note; Troy (MI, USA) Public Library, 1971]
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning.