"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped." ~ Calvin Coolidge
"Be wary around your enemy once, and your friend a thousand times. A double-crossing friend knows more about what harms you." ~ Arabic proverb
"Is it right to be treated so bad / When you've given everything you had?" ~ Holland-Dozier-Holland, "Can I Get a Witness"
"And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom / Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you" ~ Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
"Cycle repeat to the lesson get learned, man / You play with fire, your bridges get burnt, man / Standoff, only making this worse" ~ Illy, "Papercuts"
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Cry, cry if it makes you feel better / Set it all down in a tear-stained letter" ~ Richard Thompson, "Tear-Stained Letter"