By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Spiro T. Agnew
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Let me tell you something - being thought of as a beautiful woman has spared me nothing in life. No heartache, no trouble. Love has been difficult. Beauty is essentially meaningless and it is always transitory.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King Jr.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
What if it turns out that a life isn't defined by who you belong to, or where you came from, by what you wished for or whom you've lost, but instead by the moments you spend getting from each of these places to the next?
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Sir Winston Churchill
It's a new day for the Democrats when it comes to matters of faith, and the younger Evangelicals are aware of this and many of them are moving into the Democratic camp.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
George Bernard Shaw
I don't act, I don't direct, I don't design.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Johann von Goethe, attributed; u
I bought some instant water one time but I didn't know what to add to it.
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
You can only do your best. That's all you can do. And if it isn't good enough, it isn't good enough.
If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there.
Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
But probably my favorite music, believe it or not, is sad music.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.
The man who stands by and says nothing, when the peril of his government is discussed, can not be misunderstood. If not hindered, he is sure to help the enemy.
Today, if you are not confused, you are just not thinking clearly.
Travel works best when you're forced to come to terms with the place you're in.
As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
The Reality of The Other Person Lies Not In What He Reveals To You, But What He Cannot Reveal To You.Therefore, If You Would Understand Him, Listen Not To What He Says, But Rather To What He Does Not Say.
I don't think of it as a competition - which might surprise you, given the way movies are reported constantly.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
If your vision becomes distorted, your journey becomes delayed.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change.
'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them.
David Borenstein, 1996
The state was made for man, not man for state.
Ignorance of what real learning is, and a consequent suspicion of it materialism, and a consequent intellectual laxity, both of these have done destructive work in the colleges.
Katharine Fullerton Gerould
Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.
Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein
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