Anger as soon as fed is dead; 'Tis starving makes it fat.
Happiness consists in activity -- it is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
John L. Mason
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.
It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.
Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.
I'm not impressed with the power of a corporate president. I am impressed with the power of ideas.
Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this, this isn't him. This is not him.
The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power.
Sir Ronald Mason
Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
The more the world is specialized the more it will be run by generalists.
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau
But I believe in fair trade, and I will tell you, I have many, many friends heading up corporations, and people that do just business in China, they say it's virtually impossible. It's very, very hard to come into China. And yet, we welcome them with open arms.
Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilized folk to despise war.
To be curious about that which is not one's concern while still in ignorance of oneself is ridiculous.
My father left... but I tell my mom - and I told my mom this when I was a kid - I said, 'You know what, Mom? Good thing he left because you're a strong woman.'
J. R. Martinez
We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Blunders are an inescapable feature of war, because choice in military affairs lies generally between the bad and the worse.
A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm, some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth, and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.
There were lies we told to save ourselves, and then there were lies we told to rescue others. What counted more, the mistruth, or the greater good?
True dignity is never gained by place, and never lost when honors are withdrawn.
If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.
Zora Neale Hurston
To doubt is worse than to have lost; And to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Be patient, Ophelia.Love,Hamlet
Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here.
Eating and food are a wonderful part of our life's experience, and half of us are walking around dreading having to figure out what to put in our mouths.
Immature poets imitate, mature poets steal.
Any romantic feelings for a 12-year-old are like entering into a fantasy world.
He that would govern others, first should be the master of himself.
I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
Thomas L. Masson
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
Honore de Balzac
Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn't hold water.
Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.
Hans Urs von Balthasar
There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out.
Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
Technology has not only changed the way people are able to view movies, it has changed the way our industry produces and advertises movies.
No brain is stronger than its weakest think.
My life was changed in one breath from God.
Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
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