Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page seventeen of quotes, R

"One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion."
– Anatol Rapoport

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
– Ronald Reagan

"Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend."
– Jules Renard

"Laziness is nothing more than resting before you get tired."
– Jules Renard

"The most precious things in speech are pauses."
– Ralph Richardson

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's."
– Jean Paul Richter

"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty."
– John D. Rockefeller Jr.

"A lot of guys have had a lot of fun joking about Henry Ford because he admitted one time that he didn't know history. He don't know it, but history will know him. He has made more history than his critics ever read."
– Will Rogers

"A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth."
– Will Rogers

"Grammar in the workplace: It's the difference between a company that knows its shit, and one that knows it's shit."
– Will Rolls, June 27, 2011

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
– Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
– Eleanor Roosevelt

"When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die."
– Eleanor Roosevelt

"The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television."
– Andrew Ross

"Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind."
– Leo Rosten

"The follies a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity."
– Helen Rowland

"The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can't hope for a fairer match."
– Todd Ruthman