The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.
To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.
My diet is always terrible, unfortunately. I don't know moderation.
There was an age, however, when the transition from savagery to civilization, with all its impressive outward manifestations in art and architecture, took place for the first time.
James H. Breasted
We've taken on the major health problems of the poorest - tuberculosis, maternal mortality, AIDS, malaria - in four countries. We've scored some victories in the sense that we've cured or treated thousands and changed the discourse about what is possible.
I'm a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world.
I sort of always had an inkling towards some kind of an art form. I grew up in a very small town, and I just figure-skated. My dad played hockey and I was surrounded by sports, but it wasn't quite doing it for me. I wasn't totally fulfilled, and I did a lot of skating.
The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It's not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me.
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.
John Maynard Keynes
And I was very shy as a kid if you sang me 'Happy Birthday,' I would cry. Quite shy. So the idea of being an actor, much less a model, was just out of this world.
Every time there's a revolution, it comes from somebody reading a book about revolution. David Walker wrote a book and Nat Turner did his thing.
A lot of my music is slow and subtle. The subtly is what I enjoy about making music.
Man tells his aspiration in his God but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.
The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We've spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren't they paying for it? They don't like Qaddafi, Qaddafi's been a terrible thorn in their side.
Stories have always been the things that entertain me and make me feel happy and sad and move me and give me the experience of being able to live many lives in one lifetime. It's the best thing about being alive.
Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.
Iain Duncan Smith
Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop.
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.
I spent much of my later childhood and adolescence very, very involved and interested in art, and particularly in animated movies.
I have a dress-up chest at home. I love to create this fantasy kind of thing.
My house is made out of balsa wood, so when I want to scare theneighborhood kids I lift it over my head and tell them to getout of my yard or I'll throw it at them.
I'm at a point in my life where I have something solid now. I'm a peaceful person, and I want to be surrounded by peace no matter what I'm doing.
Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide bombings in Israeli cities. However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran poses is directed at Israel alone.
If you have a past with which you feel dissatisfied, then forget it, now. Imagine a new story for your life and believe in it. Focus only on the moments when you achieved what you desired, and that strength will help you to get what you want.
Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.
Cosmic Ordering is a licence to print money.
When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?
A well written life is almost as rare as a well spent one.
Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that's still very valid to us. We'll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114.
Practice is everythingThis is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for...
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
U. S. Constitution, "Amendment I
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights.
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
I have a great respect for the academics who are working with the source material. My hat's off to them.
Like they just wanted to enjoy The Gus Waters Show while it was still in town.
I would rather exercise than read a newspaper.
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table.
I find myself more at peace when I live in Europe.
My father is a chemist, my mother was a homemaker. My parents instilled in us the feeling that learning was the most exciting thing that could happen to you, and it never ends.
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