"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate - that's my philosophy."
--Thornton Wilder (from The Skin of Our Teeth)
"The squeaky wheel doesn't always get greased; it often gets replaced."
"There is no substitute for hard work."
Accept and believe in yourself:
"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!
"From self alone expect applause."
--Marion L. Burton
"She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not care to be herself."