There can be no rise in the value of labour without a fall of profits.
There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
Eating without conversation is only stoking.
Listening well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.
Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay an author.
I'm kind of a dork. I don't have much game. I'm not particularly comfortable in bars or clubs. I much prefer being home playing Scrabble, having dinner with a couple friends, going to see a movie, or losing a whole weekend to Season 14 of Law and Order or The Simpsons.
No political dreamer was ever wild enough to think of breaking down the lines which separate the States, and of compounding the American people into one common mass.
Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.
A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.
Marie de France
Most of us know perfectly well what we ought to do; our trouble is that we do not want to do it.
I hope that I'll be hot for a long time so I can make a lot of money, I can retire early, and just travel. Hopefully that will happen.
Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for -- because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
My mother is a great source of advice and wisdom and consolation for me.
God will not permit any troubles to come upon us, unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty.
The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
The blessed work of helping the world forward, happily does not wait to be done by perfect men.
I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans.
There is hardly such a thing as a war in which it makes no difference who wins. Nearly always one side stands more of less for progress, the other side more or less for reaction.
If there really had been a Mercutio, and if there really were a Paradise, Mercutio might be hanging out with teenage Vietnam draftee casualties now, talking about what it felt like to die for other people's vanity and foolishness.
In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.
A lot of these angles are really about trying to mimic broadcast sports angles in order to anchor the scene, to sort of normalize it before it becomes abstracted.
What is the quality of your intent?
Science seems to be at war with itself.... Naive realism leads to physics, and physics, if true, shows naive realism to be false. Therefore naive realism, if true, is false; therefore it is false.
All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift. All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such thing as environmental policies.
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
I have a lifetime appointment and I intend to serve it. I expect to die at 110, shot by a jealous husband.
As an actor you have to wait for someone to cast you, so you're relying on the business.
Lawlessness is lawlessness. Anarchy is anarchy is anarchy. Neither race nor color nor frustration is an excuse for either lawlessness or anarchy.
Elia Kazan understood my problems. He was able to bring out the very best in me. He gave me credit for my intelligence.
In any race between human numbers and natural resources, time is against us.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
When making music I sink myself into the process as deeply as I can and forget all of the success.
Always think of your customers as suppliers first. Work closely with them, so they can supply you with the information you need to supply them with the right products and services.
My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned.
Often success goes hand-in-hand with the sum total of sexual activity in your life.
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