“In any case, if you ever leave me with a handsome man, do not tell me that you trust me because, let me warn you: that is not what will prevent me from deceiving you, if I want to. On the contrary.”
Jessica to her husband Hugo, Act 3, sc. 5 - Dirty Hands (1948)
“It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.”
Chapter 6 Earth section 1 (p. 100) - The Foundation series
“Consider your breed; you were not made to live like beasts, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”
The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), The Inferno, Canto XXVI, lines 118-120
“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
“Classics which at home are drowsily read have a strange charm in a country inn, or in the transom of a merchant brig.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson
English Traits (1856).
Diary of an Unknown (1988)
La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma) (1839), Chapter 23
“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
Paraphrase. Source: Winning Every Day, Lou Holtz, HarperCollins, 2009 - ISBN: 9780061757594. Often attributed to Raymond Chandler.