From a list of quotes handed out by Woody Bass, these were circled:
After I am dead, I would rather have men ask why Cato has no monument than why he had one.
Cato the Elder (234-149 B.C.)
Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done.
James Ling (1922- )
American business executive
And on the back:
The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, nineteenth-century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flower arranging, and hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six months or six years down the road. But he has faith that it will happen.
– Carl Ally (1924- )
founder, Ally & Cargano advertising agency
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
– Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American naturalist and writer
It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
Ed Howe (1853-1937)
Hand-written at the bottom of the page:
An optimist can never be pleasantly surprised.
Questions are never indiscreet. Answers sometimes are. – Oscar Wilde
And circled just above that: (A)