To make Democracy work, you need an aristocratic democracy. To make Aristocracy work, you need a democratic aristocracy.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Tarleton, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Many works of the ancients have become fragments. Many works of the moderns are fragments at the time of their origin.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Aphorism 24 in Selected Aphorisms from the Athenaeum (1798), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
Work is a sovereign remedy for all ills, and a man who loves to work will never be unhappy.
(Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842-1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 3, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).
Written in an April 10, 1869, letter to her parents when she was a student at Vassar College.)