Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Orlando A. Battistam, fully Orlando Aloysius Battista, aka O.A. Battista

Canadian-American Chemist and Author

"Tolerance consists of seeing certain things with your heart instead of with your eyes."

"The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day."

"Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man."

"The best eraser in the world is a good nights sleep."

"The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech."

"One good thing about punctuality is that it's a sure way to help you enjoy a few minutes of privacy."

"There are three categories of people in industry -- the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what happened."

"The fellow who says he'll meet you halfway usually thinks he's standing on the dividing line."

"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive."

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

"One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not."

"Temptations, unlike opportunities, will always give you many second chances."

"Tact is the ability to make a person see lightning without letting him feel the bolt."

"Praise can be your most valuable asset as long as you don't aim it at yourself."

"What's done to children, they will do to society."