100 Topnotch Quotes


1."Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."

Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926)
wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a weekly column for the Door County Advocate — both Wisconsin-based newspapers.

2."Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation."

Robert Harold Schuller (born September 16, 1926)
is an American televangelist, pastor, and author known around the world through the weekly Hour of Power television broadcast that he founded in 1970.


3."Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing."

Adolphe-Louis-Frédéric-Théodore Monod (21 January 1802–6 April 1856)
was a French Protestant churchman.

4."In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all."

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936)
is an American business magnate.


5."Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer, but wish we didn’t."

Erica Jong (March 26, 1942)
is an American author and teacher.

6. "Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it."

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [January 6, 1705 – April 17, 1790)
was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist,politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.


7."Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambition.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)
was an American poet and educator. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

8. "Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."

William Eardley, IV


9. "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

10."There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."

William Clement Stone (May 4, 1902– September 3, 2002)
was a businessman, philanthropist and self-help book author.


11."Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Lewis Carroll (born: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898)
was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.

12."I had therefore to remove knowledge, in order to make room for belief."

Immanuel Kant (22 April 1724 – 12 February 1804)
was an 18th-century German philosopher from the Prussian city of Königsberg. Kant was the last influential philosopher of modern Europe in the classic sequence of the theory of knowledge during the Enlightenment.


13."It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC)
was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.

14."At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope that it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago."

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 – 29 October 1924)
was an English playwright and author.


15."We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over."

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after 1913)
was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.

16."When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910)
was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher who was trained as a medical doctor. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and on the philosophy of pragmatism.


17."The right wording may be effective, but no word was ever effective as a rightly timed pause."

Mark Twain (born:Samuel Langhorne Clemens), (November 30,1835 – April 21, 1910)
was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

18."The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through."

Sydney J. Harris (14 September 1917– 8 December 1986)
was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times.


19."Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."

Doug Larson (born February 10, 1926)
wrote a daily column for the Green Bay Press-Gazette and a weekly column for the Door County Advocate — both Wisconsin-based newspapers.

20."Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."

Arthur Koestler (5 September 1905 – 1 March 1983)
was a Hungarian-British author and journalist.


21."The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale(May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993)
was a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".

22."Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you."

Sir (William) Arthur Lewis (January 23, 1915 — June 15, 1991)
was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he won the Nobel Prize in Economics, becoming the first black person to win a Nobel Prize in a category other than peace.


23."Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them."

Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter (September 16, 1919 - January 12, 1990)
was an educator and "hierarchiologist", best known to the general public for the formulation of the Peter Principle.

24."Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, yet both actively working together."

Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (13 March 1834 – 22 January 1903)
was an English writer and raconteur.


25."It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true."

Roger Ward Babson (July 6, 1875 – March 5, 1967)
remembered today largely for founding Babson College in Massachusetts, was an entrepreneur and business theorist in the first half of the 20th century.

26."It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. "

Robert Harold Schuller (born September 16, 1926)
is an American televangelist, pastor, and author known around the world through the weekly Hour of Power television broadcast that he founded in 1970.


27."A wise man gets more use from his enemies, than a fool from his friends."

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (January 8, 1601 – December 6,1658)
was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer.

28."The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936)
was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction.


29."In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience.
Take the expierence first, the cash will come later."


30."My son is now an "entrepreneur." That's what you're called when you don't have a job."

Robert Edward "Ted" Turner (born November 19, 1938)
is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel.


31."Good judgement is the result of experience,
Experience is the result of bad judgement."

Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr. (born April 19, 1931)
is a software engineer and computer scientist, best-known for managing the development of IBM's System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software support package.

32."Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3, 1919)
is an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival.


33."Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."

Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988)
was an American science fiction writer. Often called "the dean of science fiction writers", he was one of the most popular, influential, and controversial authors of the genre.

34."An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past."

Tom Hopkins
is an authority on the subject of selling. He is known as America's #1 sales trainer and developed many successful selling techniques from his own experiences in sales.


35."If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down."

Mary Pickford (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979)
was a Canadian-born American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

36."Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing."

Denis E. Waitley (born 1933)
is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.

Financial Management

37."It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy."

George Horace Lorimer (October 6, 1867 – October 22, 1937)
In 1899 he became editor-in-chief of The Saturday Evening Post, and remained in charge until 1936, about a year before his death from throat cancer.

38."It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits."

Charles Jaffe (circa 1879, Dubrouna, Belarus – 12 July 1941, Brooklyn, USA)
was a Belarusian-American chess master, of virtually Grandmaster strength at his peak in the 1910s, when he was one of the world's top players. Jaffe was also a chess writer.

39."A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."

Lana Turner (February 8, 1921 – June 29, 1995)
was an American actress popular during the 1940s and 1950s.


40."It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."


41."When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened."

John M. Richardson, Jr. (born March 12, 1938)
is an American academic who currently serves as Professor of International Development.


42."Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)
was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

43."For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius."

Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Spanish violinist and composer.


44."Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."

E Joseph Cossman
was an American salesperson largely known in the marketing circle for selling ant farms and shrunken heads through the direct door-to-door method. His name is also associated with entrepreneurship seminars organized during his lifetime. His destiny took a different shape when after leaving the Army in WW-II he changed a classified ad in a newspaper into a success story through entrepreneurship.

45."When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC)
was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


46."The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."

Sir James Matthew Barrie, (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937)
was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.

47."Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."

George Burns (January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)
born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, actor, and writer.


48."The question was put to him, what hope is: and the answer was "The dream of a waking man".

Diogenes of Sinope
was a Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Cynic philosophy. Also known as Diogenes the Cynic, he was born in Sinope (modern-day Sinop, Turkey) in 412 or 404 BCE and died at Corinth in 323 BCE.

49."Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism.


50."There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have."

Don Herold (July 9, 1889 – June 1, 1966)
was an American humorist, writer, illustrator, and cartoonist who wrote and illustrated many books and was a contributor to national magazines.

51."The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)
was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.


52."We owe almost all of our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed."

Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832)
was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.

53."Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance."

Verni Robert Quillen (March 25, 1887 - December 9, 1948)
was an American journalist and humorist.


54."Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall."

Stephen R. Covey (born October 24, 1932)
wrote the best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

55."The only way to lead is to show people the future, A leader is a dealer in hope."

Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821)
was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century.


56."In youth we learn, in age we understand."

Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (September 13, 1830 - March 12, 1916)
was an Austrian writer. Noted for her excellent psychological novels, she is regarded—together with Ferdinand von Saar—as one of the most important German-language writers of the latter portion of the 19th century.

57."I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma."

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008)
was an American actress, singer and cabaret star.


58."In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.

59."When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?"

Sydney J. Harris (14 September 1917– 8 December 1986)
was an American journalist for the Chicago Daily News and later the Chicago Sun-Times.

60."I spend half my time just living my life, and the other half analyzing it."

David Lawrence Schwimmer (born November 2, 1966)
is an American actor and director of television, film, and theater.


61."Management is a curious phenomenon. It is generously paid, enormously influential, and significantly devoid of common sense."

Henry Mintzberg, (born in Montreal, September 2, 1939)
is an internationally renowned academic and author on business and management.

62."Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people."

John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)
was an American oil magnate. Rockefeller revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.


63."If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968)
was an American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and bonne vivante.

64."The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one."

Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915)
was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement.


65."A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

Ayn Rand (February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982)
was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

66."People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926)
is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


67."Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)
was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.

68."You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together."

Earl Nightingale (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989)
was an American motivational speaker and author, known as the "Dean of Personal Development."

People Management

69."The culture of an organisation is defined by what people do when no-one is looking (!)."


70."It isn’t the people you fire who make your life miserable,
It is the people you don’t."

Harvey Mackay (born 1932 in Saint Paul, Minnesota)
is a businessman and columnist. Mackay is perhaps best known as the author of five business bestsellers.


71."The first time you do the impossible, it may take a little longer."

Sheila Kelley (born October 9, 1961)
is an American television actress.

72."Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181 – died: October 3, 1226)
was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher.


73."Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power."

Laozi also Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tzu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Lao Zi, Laocius, (and other variations)
was a mystic philosopher of ancient China, and is a central figure in Taoism (also spelled "Daoism").

74."You see what power is – holding someone’s else fear in your hand and showing it to them.You see what power is – holding someone’s else fear in your hand and showing it to them."

Amy Tan (born February 19, 1952)
is a Chinese American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships. In 1993, Tan’s adaptation of her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film. The book has been translated into 35 languages.


75."The difference between style and fashion is quality."

Giorgio Armani (born 11 July 1934)
is an Italian fashion designer, particularly noted for his menswear. He is known today for his clean, tailored lines. He formed his company, Armani, in 1975, and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of $1.6 billion and a personal fortune of $7 billion as of 2012.

76."Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the customer gets out of it."

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005)
was a writer, management consultant, and self-described social ecologist. His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.


77."The great question which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want ?."

Sigmund Freud (born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (6 May 1856 – 23 September 1939)
was a Jewish Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry.

78."The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself."

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (born October 21, 1929)
is an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry and essays.

Sales and Marketing

79."We’re obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself."

James "Jim" Edward Allchin (born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1951)
is a former executive at Microsoft

80."In the factory we make cosmetics. In the store we sell hope."

Charles Haskell Revson (October 11, 1906 – August 24, 1975)
was an American businessman and philanthropist. He was best known for pioneering cosmetics industry executive who created and managed Revlon through five decades.


81."A mission statement is defined as ‘a long awkward sentence that demonstrates management inability to think clearly’. All good companies have one."

Scott Raymond Adams (born June 8, 1957)
is the American creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, business, and general speculation.

82."Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things."

Miyamoto Musashi (c. 1584 – June 13, 1645)
was a Japanese swordsman and ronin. Musashi, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.


83."A man is success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."

Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941)
is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has been a major figure in music for six decades.Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead of social unrest.

84."The successful person makes a habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do."

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)
was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb.


85."Everybody has talent, it’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is."

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944)
is an American film producer, screenwriter, director and founder/chairman of Lucasfilm Ltd. He is best known for being the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist-adventurer character Indiana Jones. Today, Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most financially successful directors/producers, with an estimated net worth of $3 billion as of 2010.

86."When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say ‘I have used everything you gave me’."

Erma Louise Bombeck (born Erma Fiste; February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996)
was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life humorously from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s.


87."Don’t worry over what people are thinking about you. They’re too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them."

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)
served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, ending slavery, and rededicating the nation to nationalism, equal rights, liberty and democracy.

88."Some people take no mental exercise apart from jumping to conclusions."

Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton (5 July 1904 – 27 February 1994)
was a British writer, scholar and dilettante.

Time Management

89."If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010)
was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat.

90."If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."

Maria Edgeworth (1 January 1767 – 22 May 1849)
was an Anglo-Irish novelist and children’s writer. She was one of the first realist writers in children’s literature.


91."It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless of course, you are an exceptionally goof liar."

Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 – 14 June 1927)
was an English writer and humorist.

92."All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer (22 February 1788 – 21 September 1860)
was a German philosopher known for his pessimism and philosophical clarity.


93."Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future."

Denis E. Waitley (born 1933)
is an American motivational speaker and writer, consultant and best-selling author.

94."If you don’t bet, you can’t win. If you lose all your chips, you can’t bet."

Lawrence D. Hite
is a hedge fund manager, who, along with Ed Seykota, is one of the forefathers of system trading. Profiled and recognized as one of the best in the industry, in major international publications like in BusinessWeek’s annual the Best of Award, Hite was name Best of 1986.

95."Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."

Confucius (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC)
was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher.


96."Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom."

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834)
was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England.

97."Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does-except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place."

Dear Abby
is the name of the notable advice column founded in 1956 by Pauline Phillips under the pen name Abigail Van Buren.


98."There is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.
Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.
It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what.
Anyone could have."


99."Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work."

Robert Orben (born March 4, 1927)
is an American magician and professional comedy writer.

100."”The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one."

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900)
was an Irish writer, poet, and prominent aesthete. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his many epigrams, his plays which are still revived, and the tragedy of his imprisonment and early death.