We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours?
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
The more I read and watched about the meat industry, the more determined I became to keep meat out of my diet. The things I saw in slaughterhouse exposes made me feel sick and I refused to just ignore what I now knew.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Life is the art of being well deceived and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.
If you don't like your own character there may be a new one ready-made and waiting for you. The snake sheds its skin with impunity, relying on the same nature which you rely on.
Is there in all the history of human folly a greater fool than a clergymen in politics?
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
I like simple things. I like to sneak in the theatre and watch movies. I'm a movie buff.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
But we have created a society that does not allow opportunities for those people to take care of themselves because we have denied them those opportunities.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
I'm most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He's given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
Right out of high school I never had the fear of getting beat, which is how most people lose.
Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.
The world is not going into concentric blocs of power. It is actually going into a diffusion of power with more centres of decision-making than ever in human civilisation. That requires you to place yourself in far more hubs of power than ever before.
Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.
Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who Before us pass'd the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road Which to discover we must travel too.
Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and ;groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness
Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets, the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.
You will soon find that I am a bit obsessive about my work. And that is a little sad, one often feels strangely restricted, not finding time to simmer, although one actually has many interests.
Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen.
When the legends die, the dreams end there is no more greatness.
Tact is the intelligence of the heart.
Lighter computers and lighter sensors would let you have more function in a given weight, which is very important if you are launching things into space, and you have to pay by the pound to put things there.
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
Arthur C. Clarke
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.
It's getting so that children have to be educated to realize that Damn and Taxes: are two separate words.
It's very difficult for the American people to believe that our government, one of the richest on Earth, is also one of the stingiest on Earth.
Of all our natural resources, the first one to be exhausted may be the taxpayer.
I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home.
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