Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.Shimon Peres, quoted in Ha’aretz.com

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.Henry David Thoreau, quoted in TheBrowser.com

Helplessness, when fear and dread have run their course, as all passions do, is the most rewarding state of all.Painter Agnes Martin, quoted in The New Yorker

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.Al Capone, quoted in Men’s Journal

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.C.S. Lewis, quoted in Bustle.com

The modern city is a place for banking and prostitution and very little else.Frank Lloyd Wright, quoted in The Economist

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.Steve Jobs, quoted in Telegraph.co.uk