Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page twelve of quotes, I-J

"The ability to concentrate and use time well is everything."
– Lee Iacocca

"Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them."
– Robert G. Ingersoll

"Whatever you do, don't give up. Because all you can do once you've given up is bitch. I've known some great bitchers in my time. With some it's a passion, with others an art."
– Molly Ivins

"It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing — that's the Lord's test.
– Mahalia Jackson

"Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money."
– Robert H. Jackson

"Acceptance of what happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune."
– William James

"We're still not where we're going, but we're not where we were."
– Natasha Jasefowitz

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
– Thomas Jefferson

"No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it."
– Thomas Jefferson

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
– Barbara Johnson

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them."
– Lady Bird Johnson

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little."
– Samuel Johnson

"This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery."
– Samuel Johnson

"Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."
– Wendell Johnson

"By all means, render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's — but this does not necessarily include everything that he says is his."
– Denis Johnston

"Time is a fixed income and, as with any income, the real problem facing most of us is how to live successfully within our daily allotment."
– Margaret B. Johnstone

"In this day when God is often referred to as 'It' or 'She' or 'Goddess' for the sake of leveling, I must say I can't recall Satan ever being referred to as 'She.' "
– Jeffrey Jones

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't."
– Erica Jong

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads."
– Erica Jong

"Jealousy is all the fun you think they had."
– Erica Jong

"Never ruin an apology with an excuse."
– Kimberly Johnson

"An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything."
– Lynn Johnston

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."
– David Star Jordan