Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit.
(Conquered Greece in turn defeated its savage conqueror.)
A bene placito.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
If, with all the advantages I’ve had, I can’t make a living, I’m just no good, I guess.
The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
During the Great Depression, when people laughed their worries disappeared. Audiences loved these funny men. I decided to become one.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
Forest fortuna adiuvat.
(Fortune favors the brave.)
Malum quidem nullum esse sine aliquo bono.
(There is, to be sure, no evil without something good.)
Pliny The Elder
Forsan miseros meliora sequentur.
(For those in misery, perhaps better things will follow.)
Malum consilium quod mutari non potest.
(It’s a bad plan that can’t be changed.)