As seen at Professional Mirror, Professorial Confessions, and Reassigned Time:
1. Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)
Comment: You get to be rude to me once, maybe, if your house is on fire or something. Rudeness is the eighth deadly sin.
2. A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
3. Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), (attributed)
Comment: If it wouldn't violate quotation #1, there are some times when I'd like to write this on a manuscript review.
4.Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
5. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), 'Poor Richard's Almanack,' June 1746