Ability is nothing without opportunity.
While amidst the crowd and seeking quieteness in another zone you can still get away from them by homing in on matters within.
The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.
David E. Price
Tear thyself from delay.
I come from a family of very devout, praying people. That idea of peace and love toward humanity shouldn't be nationalistic or denominational. It should be a chief concern for all mankind.
Take away the danger and remove the restraint, and wayward nature runs free.
Now, nothing should be able to harm a man except himself. Nothing should be able to rob a man at all. What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance.
My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
There is nothing assured to mortals.
You can't just let nature run wild.
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans - the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation.
Be ever on your guard what you say of anybody and to whom.
Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
In 1989 when I switched from Democrat to Republican, with God as my witness, not one thing changed about what I believed about one man and one woman in a marriage or about diversity of color. That's a good thing.
J. C. Watts
He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.
The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such. All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
Nothing's beautiful from every point of view.
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.
To be frank, I find religion rather offensive.
Many heroes lived before Agamemnon; but all are unknown and unwept, extinguished in everlasting night, because they have no spirited chronicler.
The last couple relationships I had were long distance. It's not like I can make much of an effort to travel and see anybody. The guy had to do all the work, unfortunately.
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
My mum brought me up to think that personal happiness is more important than your family.
Those who cross the sea change only the climate, not their character.
I noticed that this defense attorney is a very, very intelligent man, and he's very cool and he's very knowledgeable, and I think that personally I'd like to have an attorney like him.
If a better system is thine, impart it; if not, make use of mine.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself.
T. S. Eliot
When you introduce a moral lesson, let it be brief.
I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot - maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean.
Clearly,' said Luke, 'something's going on that I don't know about.'Simon looked over at him. 'Sometimes I think that's the motto of my life.
If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.
You can involve yourself in electronics, computers, puzzles... there's a lot of creativity and brain working. There's a lot to model trains that people don't realize.
Those that are little, little things suit.
The human consciousness is really homogeneous. There is no complete forgetting, even in death.
David Herbert Lawrence
Make a good use of the present.
The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others.
He that has given today may, if he so please, take away tomorrow.
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