I have always been driven to buck the system, to innovate, to take things beyond where they've been.
A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
we (modern society) make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.
I'm very proud of my Nigerian heritage. I wasn't fortunate enough to be raised in a heavy Nigerian environment, because my parents were always working. My father was with D.C. Cabs and my mother worked in fast food and was a nurse.
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
...and so will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more destructive weapon, sure.
You can never stop and as older people, we have to learn how to take leadership from the youth and I guess I would say that this is what I'm attempting to do right now.
She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
From the age of fifteen, dogma has been the fundamental principle of my religion: I know no other religion I cannot enter into the idea of any other sort of religion religion, as a mere sentiment, is to me a dream and a mockery.
John Henry Newman
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts. He must absorb without being absorbed.
Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant.
Is Fate getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?
The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.
Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry.
Machiavelli's teaching would hardly have stood the test of Parliamentary government, for public discussion demands at least the profession of good faith.
For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
It's always nice when you do something and it's well received as opposed to the other way which God knows happens to everybody. When the good times come around, you take a deep breath, appreciate it, but not take it too seriously.
A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it.
To the eye of failure success is an accident.
Life is lived on the edge.
Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority.
All greatness is unconscious, or it is little and naught.
The feeling of inferiority rules the mental life and can be clearly recognized in the sense of incompleteness and unfulfillment, and in the uninterrupted struggle both of individuals and humanity.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
To be human means to feel inferior.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.
Man knows more than he understands.
There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors.
We tend to think of politics as bad, full of dirty tricks, negative ads, big campaigns, but I am here to explore the original meaning of politics, which is positive and has to do with balancing competing interests and looking for solutions.
The test of one's behavior pattern; relationship to society, relationship to one's work, relationship to sex.
Fear not the phantom of death, My Countrymen, for his greatnessAnd mercy will refuse to approachYour smallness; and dread not the Dagger, for it will decline to beLodged in your shallow hearts.
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth.
Man know much more than he understands.
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