Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
Some of us cannot be optimists, but all of us can be bigamists
War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
I'm sad to say that stardom is a commodity in our culture.
Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Ten to 20 years out, driving your car will be viewed as equivalently immoral as smoking cigarettes around other people is today.
I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports.
Revolution is an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
I think first and foremost everybody should understand that Canadians are strongly committed to the system of universal health insurance, to the principle that your ability to pay does not determine your access to critical medical service.
Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?
When others walk away from a lost cause, then that is the time you can step in and seize success.
There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people.
In order to be just, you should make a self-sacrifice, be unjust to yourself.
For me, food is all about balance. If you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and an appropriate amount of poultry, fish, and red meat that are sourced from good places, you're doing well. It's important to make sure that the meat you're consuming is hormone-free.
When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
Llegaste a mi vida y de repente tuve una verdad a la que aferrarme: que yo te amaba y tÃº me amabas.
Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.
War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.
I do not at all have the mind of a bully... in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion, domineering and rather cowardly. I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw
I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.
...it is well know that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done.
Someone said that inflation is like jumping off the top of the Empire State Building. The sensation is great as long as you keep on going.
David H. Scott
Technology may create a condition, but the questions are what do we do about ourselves. We better understand ourselves pretty clearly and we better find ways to like ourselves.
There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in the back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home.
A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.
Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.
When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.
Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship.
Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
I like breakfast-time better than any other moment in the day, said Mr. Irwine. No dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things.
Maybe we all change over time.
A John Updike is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon, if that generation is lucky: so comfortable in so many genres, the same lively, generous intelligence suffusing all he did.
And I strongly believe people should rescue dogs, or, at the very least, listen to Bob Barker and have your pet spayed or neutered.
They have a plentiful lack of wit
One of the interesting things about having little musical knowledge is that you generate surprising results sometimes you move to places you wouldn't if you knew better.
I mean, yeah, I'm sure that Python and the other things have paved the way for a greater understanding of the British sense of humor, but I don't think it's all that different than the American sense of humor.
Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.
Dear Prince, I must leave you, but I will never forget you, and next spring I will bring you back two beautiful jewels in place of those you have given away. The ruby shall be redder than a red rose, and the sapphire shall be as blue as the great sea.
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