And the candle by the light of which she had been reading that book filled with anxieties, deceptions, grief and evil, flared up brighter than ever, lit up for her all that had once been darkness, sputtered, grew dim and went out for ever.
A friend said to me, 'Be glad for your troubles - they strengthen you.' Well, if that's the truth, I'm going to be so strong they'll have to beat me to death!
In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
William Cullen Bryant
You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
The library is full of stories of supposed triumphs which makes me very suspicious of it. It's misleading for people to read about great successes, since even for middle-class and upper-class white people, in my experience, failure is the norm
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
No wonder that, when a political career is so precarious, men of worth and capacity hesitate to embrace it. They cannot afford to be thrown out of their life's course by a mere accident.
I kissed her hard and held her tight and tried to open her lips; they were closed tight.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.
We have seen that the American Constitution has changed, is changing, and by the law of its existence must continue to change, in its substance and practical working even when its words remain the same.
I think right now it's a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers, and right now iPhone and Android are winning that battle.
We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it.
A political career brings out the basest qualities in human nature.
People criticized me for my photography. They said it's not art.
Love is too young to know what conscience is.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
There can't be a quarrel without two parties, and I won't be one. I will be a friend to you in spite of you. So now you know what you've got to expect
You always do what you want to do. This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice. Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
W. Clement Stone
Did we not aid the grisly Taliban to achieve and hold power? Yes indeed 'we' did. Well, does that not double or triple our responsibility to remove them from power?
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream
Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.
And in real life endings aren't always neat, whether they're happy endings, or whether they're sad endings.
Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James Lane Allen
I have ways of making money that you know nothing of.
John D. Rockefeller
I have a Woody Allen Jewish attitude to life: that it's all going to be disastrous. That it hasn't all been that way is simply down to some random quirk of fate.
Internationalism on the other hand admits that spiritual achievements have their roots deep in national life from this national consciousness art and literature derive their character and strength and on it even many of the humanistic sciences are firmly based.
Christian Lous Lange
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Good heaven! My dear Isabella, what do you mean? Can you -- can you really be in love with James?
There are many ways to grow football-wise. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.
The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.
The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.
Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.
I feel if I'm healthy and happy, I look good. With a good mixture of fitness and healthy food I always feel great!
War kills men, and men deplore the loss but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Charles Caleb Colton
The teacher is the one who gets the most out of the lessons, and the true teacher is the learner.
Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
It's not someone else's responsibility to honor my marriage. It's my responsibility.
Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's right for them and their family.
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