The bird is powered by its own life and by its motivation.
True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.
John W. Gardner
I am a Senator against my wishes and feelings, which I regret more than any other of my life.
Yes, I believe blue material is funny, but if that's all you've got, you're dead in the water. It's not good.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
A. Whitney Brown
The beauty of the world, which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.
Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I want to write about people who dream and wait for the night to end, who long for the light so they can hold the ones they love.
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.
Coretta Scott King
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