"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self"
----Aristotle (quoted in Stobaeus,Floritegium)
"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight."
----Theodore Roosevelt (Speech in NYC, November 11, 1902)
"Scientific discovery and scientific knowledge have been achieved only by those who have gone in pursuit of them without any practical purpose whatsoever in view."
----Max Planck (Where Is Science Going? pt. 4, 1932)
"I owe everything to hard work. As a boy my father sent me to the field to dig potatoes. I decided to become a lawyer."