Paul Greenberg

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Emerson

Remember that we learn most from our critics. "My disciple Hui is of no help to me. In my words there is nothing which he does not admire." - Confucius

Remember people's names. And use them.

Be nice. "Anyone can be accurate and even profound, but it is damned hard work to make criticism charming." - H.L. Mencken

"Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." - Mark Twain

"Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty." - John Selden


Paul Greenberg

Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Greenberg, one of the most respected and honored commentators in America, is the editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.