I think the Japanese love young, tannic red wines much more than most Americans do. Perhaps it is because Asians have a great fondness for tea, and tea is a very tannic beverage. Therefore a young, tannic red wine is something familiar to an Asian palate.

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Passive inactivity, because you have not been given specific instructions to do this or to do that, is a serious deficiency.

George C. Marshall

The expansionary operations of the Second of the United States, coupled with its laxity toward insisting on specie payment by the state banks, impelled a further inflationary expansion of state banks on top of the spectacular enlargement of the central bank. Thus, the of incorporated state banks rose from 232 in 1816 to 338 in 1818.

Murray Rothbard

It is in the nature of Smaland to be thrifty.

Ingvar Kamprad

A song like 'Shooting Star' – the thought process behind writing that song was that I looked around and thought, 'Wow, there's a lot of people dying at that time in the business.'

Paul Rodgers

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers