"The utilitarian doctrine is, that happiness is desirable, and the only thing desirable, as an end; all other things being only desirable as means to that end."
-- John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) from "On Virtue and Happiness"

"Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential."
-- Winston Churchill

Fear is a false truth; a false reality.
--Jeremy Barksdale

Voting is like investing a penny in the stock market - alone, it's not enough.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

Love, like money, is a means to an end - happiness.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

"Enjoy the good; manage the bad"
-- Tiffani Turner

Truth is absolute, but relative to whether the person is willing to see it.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

"Success is relative to the objectives one sets."
-- Jeremy Barksdale

"Want what you have and you'll always have what you want."
-- Unknown

"... brevity is the soul of wit."
-- Shakespeare's Hamlet

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. The struggle may not be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will."
-- Frederick Douglass

"... and I tell you that virtue comes not from money, but from virtue comes both money and all other good things for mankind, both in private and in public."
-- Plato's "Aplogy"

One should marry someone of the character they wouldn't mind their child dating. If you would be dissatisfied with someone your child brought home, that is of the same character of the the person you're dating, you may not want to marry them.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

"If you don't want your child to bring home your significant other...runaway."
-- Ashley Robinson

"You will find the right person when you become the right person."
-- Ellie Conrad

Realness is the never ending quest for honesty, openness, accuracy, and candidness.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

On Ambiguity: 'A picture is worth a thousand words;' Which ones?
 -- Jeremy Barksdale

How you present yourself may be a reflection of your character. How people perceive you is, in part, a reflection of their character.
-- Jeremy Barksdale

"Your mind will take on the character of your most frequent thoughts: souls are dyed by thoughts."
-- Marcus Aurelius

"Perhaps there is no more important component of character than steadfast resolution. The boy who is going to make a great man, or is going to count in any way in afterlife, must make up in his mind not merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats."
-- Theodore Roosevelt

"If a seed is planted and it grows into a plant with care it grows into a tree. But if no birds land in it, if no one uses it for shade what purpose does it serve? If it doesn't release seedlings and reproduce, what use has it served? If it doesn't tesify to the majesty of God, what ultimate purpose does it serve? What does mere existence serve?"
-- James Barksdale

"Knowledge is like money: the more he gets, the more he craves."
-- Josh Billings

"Laughter is an instant vacation."
-- Milton Berle

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill."
-- W. C. Fields

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
-- Unknown

"The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong."
-- David Letterman