The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975.
We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
We want to be first; not first if, not first but; but first!
Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
You can't have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don't have an innovative economy unless you have a great education.
Mine is the least fat diet in the world.
The New York art world readily proves people wrong. Just when folks say that things stink and flibbertigibbet critics wish the worst on us all because we're not pure enough, good omens appear.
America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
Anne Sullivan Macy
Everybody know, I don't do no promoting. I don't ever have to promote nothing, that's the beauty of Lil Wayne.
The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped.
It's not like I just have to go to Washington and go to the White House everyday, and go to the same press conference at 10 in the morning and then be briefed at 4 in the afternoon, and then get a story on at 6.
I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here, the people rule.
Gerald R. Ford
Our fathers had their dreams we have ours the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I do with the two teams that I own, but as a fan and reading the sports pages, I'm bullish about the Longhorns.
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake.
Nor aught availed him now to have built in heaven high towers; nor did he scrape by all his engines, but was headlong sent with his industrious crew to build in hell.
Industrialization based on machinery, already referred to as a characteristic of our age, is but one aspect of the revolution that is being wrought by technology.
Emily Greene Balch
Lords are lordliest in their wine.
Reason also is choice.
These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss.
Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep, and shaking her invincible locks. Methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth, and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
You know, I started my career in politics in 1967. I'm not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. I understand the world is complex. I know that there are people out there who want to hurt other people.
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
Peace has her victories which are no less renowned than war.
Adam inquires concerning celestial motions, is doubtfully answered, and exhorted to search rather things more worthy of knowledge.
I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
What reinforcement we may gain from hope; If not, what resolution from despair.
A short retirement urges a sweet return.
And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.
Few sometimes may know, when thousands err.
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