He that bringeth a present findeth the door open.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.
The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and priced open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again.
All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it -- an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.
My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.
I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.
Arguably the only goods people need these days are food and happiness.
Sir Terence Conran
The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art. They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
Russel H. Conwell
Humility is truth.
When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.
No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.
Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.
Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis good works make the man.
Better build schoolrooms for the boy, than cells and gibbets for the man.
Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down?
Power and position often make a man trifle with the truth.
George A. Smith
Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart!
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
James R. Cook
I do find comedy difficult. I don't know why. Maybe I think about it too much. There's a tremendous amount of pressure to be funny.
You are never giving, nor can you ever give, enough service.
Of all my wife's relations I like myself the best.
Humor expands our limited picture frame and gets us to see more than just our problem.
Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary Lou Cook
A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
You need to have enough immediate profits that you can finance the long-range growth without diluting the stock.
Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.
Robert A. Cook
Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.
We dribble away our life, little by little, in small packages -- we don't throw it away all at once.
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.
In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
The question is not How much may I indulge in and still be saved. God forbid! I must rather ask, What about Christ's will and the example I set for my fellow Christians?
Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.
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