It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a
good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
—Jane Austen, 1813
Revenge is a kind of wild justice.
—Francis Bacon, 1635
It's a great life if you don't weaken.
—John Buchan, 1919
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
The sinews of war: unlimited money.
—Cicero, 1st century BC
Mad dogs and Englishmen Go out in the midday sun.
—Noël Coward, 1931
Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore
never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety nine per cent perspiration.
—Thomas Alva Edison, c.1903
Never give a sucker an even break.
—W. C. Fields, 1941
Nice work if you can get it, And you can get it if you try.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
The lady's not for turning.
—Margaret Thatcher, 1980
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
—Virginia Woolf, 1929
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
—William Butler Yeats, 1899