1. 'One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.' --- Andre Gide
  2. 'I'm not unmindful of a man's seeming need for faith; I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.' --- Frank Sinatra
  3. 'I'm for decency — period. I'm for anything and everything that bodes love and consideration for my fellow man. But when lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday — cash me out.' --- Frank Sinatra
  4. 'The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him.' --- The Prince, Niccolò Machiavelli