If you can consciously let yourself get taken and see where you go, that's an exercise. That's discipline. To follow the scent. Let yourself go and see what happens, that takes a bit of courage.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw
War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.
William Tecumseh Sherman
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity. In what we call art, it's one of the most desirable characteristics of a piece of work.
A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even... without any hope of doing it well.
An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write.
Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Frank Moore Colby
One fails forward toward success.
I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.
Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
To even be called the 'teen queen' is crazy.
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
C. S. Lewis
Well, you know what, I'm 60 years old, and I've been interested in politics since I was on my daddy's knee. During the 1948 election, we were praying for Truman. I know a lot about politics.
One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
Back off man, I'm a scientist.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.
Michel de Montaigne
You can give men food and leisure and amusements and good conditions of work, and still they will remain unsatisfied. You can deny them all these things, and they will not complain so long as they feel that they have something to die for.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I've always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage.
The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds - and I'll use those computers!
If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
Being a working mom is not easy. You have to be willing to screw up at every level.
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
The only excuse for war is that we may live in peace unharmed.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
Our poverty will be brought home to us to its full extent only after the war.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
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