„That's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.“
— Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942
See also the Wikipedia article on the Lake Wobegon effect.
A Prairie Home Companion, News from Lake Wobegon
— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784
— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
Source: A Farewell to Arms
Source: Farewell, My Lovely
„I tried to allow my children to take risks, to test themselves. Better broken bones than broken spirit.“
— Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy American philanthropist and mother of John F. Kennedy 1890 - 1995
— Mort Sahl American comedian and actor 1927
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Part 6, Chapter 3
Books, Coningsby (1844), Contarini Fleming (1832)
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
— Charles de Gaulle eighteenth President of the French Republic 1890 - 1970
Rien ne rehausse l'autorité mieux que le silence, splendeur des forts et refuge des faibles.
in Le Fil de l'épée.
The Second Part, Chapter 26, p. 140
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Source: CAT'S EYE.
Time Enough for Love (1973)
Variant: Progress doesn't come from early risers — progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.