Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but I don't like what they've done to it.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I went to Duke University in the medical track. And then I decided I wanted to do something more creative, so I switched to biochemistry at Nebraska.
Thought means life, since those who do not think so do not live in any high or real sense. Thinking makes the man.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had because they didn't have the talent or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
It would be good for us Africans to accept ourselves as we are and recapture some of the positive aspects of our culture.
If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average.
M. H. Alderson
The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.
When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.
Honore de Balzac
Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks. I fear that nationalism is one of England's many spurious gifts to the world.
It is only hope which is real, and reality is a bitterness and a deceit.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.
The price of power is responsibility for the public good.
This evening I wish to suggest that we Christians should accompany people on their pilgrimages. Specifically we should travel with people as they search for the good, the true and the beautiful.
No matter how bad things get you got to go on living, even if it kills you.
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.
With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future.
Gossip is nature's telephone.
What do I care about Jupiter? Justice is a human issue, and I do not need a god to teach it to me.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
A bachelor is a man who comes to work each morning from a different direction.
I think actors are divided into two groups: one that wants to be an actor to become famous and rich, and the other that wants to be an actor because they have to be. I'm more in the second group.
The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.
My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That's the position I've had for some time, and I don't intend to make any adjustments at this point... Or ever, by the way.
Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
In selling as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.
Alexander the Great
I hate formal stuff. I love looking like a doll and all that stuff and playing dress up, but when I'm home, sweat pants, t-shirt. When I'm in the studio, sweat pants, t-shirt.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
In my heart, I'm an Alabaman who went up north to work.
E. O. Wilson
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
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