"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
– Stephen Hawking
"It's not what you are, but what you don't become that hurts."
– Oscar Levant
"It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him."
– John Steinbeck
"True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment."
– William Penn
"My father used to say to me, 'Whenever you get into a jam, whenever you get into a crisis or an emergency…become the calmest person in the room and you'll be able to figure your way out of it.'"
– Rudolph Giuliani