To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 24 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
Work is a sovereign remedy for all ills, and a man who loves to work will never be unhappy.
(Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 3, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).
Written in an April 10, 1869, letter to her parents when she was a student at Vassar College.)
I did nothing but work. I made work my hobby. I was lucky that way.
(Mary Roebling (1905-1994), U.S. banker, businesswoman, and philanthropist. As quoted in Past and Promise, part 4, by Denise V. Lang (1990).
Said in an interview with the author on November 17, 1985, referring to her success in building a career in banking after the sudden death of her second husband, Siegfried Roebling (Her first husband had died in 1925); the Trenton Trust, where she assumed the Presidency upon his death, was the Roebling family bank.)