The beauty of the past is that it is the past. The beauty of the now is to know it. The beauty of the future is to see where one is going.
After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world.
We are never further from what we wish than when we believe that we have what we wished for.
Johann von Goethe
All I have learned, I learned from books.
My best friend just had a baby, and she's my age. So I'm a godmom now, which is crazy.
The Woman-Soul leadeth us upward and on!
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
W. Clement Stone
Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
I mean, anything that money can be made off will never be a problem to make, no matter what it is.
Every spoken word arouses our self-will.
When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike.
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.
The world remains ever the same.
People write negatives things, cause they feel that's what sells. Good news to them, doesn't sell.
If any man wishes to write a clear style, let him first be clear in his thoughts.
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
Every author in some degree portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.
Any attempts at humor immediately after September 11th were deemed tasteless.
It's a truth universally acknowledged...
He who does not expect a million readers should not write a line.
Having a second chance makes you want to work even harder.
Great endowments often announce themselves in youth in the form of singularity and awkwardness.
The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.
We cannot fashion our children after our desires, we must have them and love them as God has given them to us.
she had nothing to do but to forgive herself and be happier than ever
What I've really learned over time is that optimism is a very, very important part of leadership.
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.
People are smarter than you might think.
The Christian religion, though scattered and abroad will in the end gather itself together at the foot of the cross.
You have no idea how humiliating it was, as a boy, to suddenly have all your clothes, your toys, snatched by the bailiff. I mean we were a middle-class family, it's not as if it was happening up and down the street. It made me ashamed, I felt dirty.
John le Carre
RUM, n. Generically, fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
The best activities for your health are pumping and humping.
Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.
Henry David Thoreau
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace.
Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed he who fears corruption fears life.
The shortest answer is doing the thing.
It is from a weakness and smallness of mind that men are opinionated and we are very loath to believe what we are not able to comprehend.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
What happened was very sad. Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and appalled that the front of the book was all commentary and that he wanted hard news.
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