Concentrating on the essentials. We will then be accomplishing the greatest possible results with the effort expended.
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.
Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
John F. Kennedy
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
No amount of law enforcement can solve a problem that goes back to the family.
J. Edgar Hoover
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
But some great records are are being made with today's technology and there are still great artists among us. Likewise there are artists today who are so reliant on modern technology, they wouldn't have emerged when recording was more organic.
Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law of eternal.
Restless, and in desperate need of adventure, I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west with a couple of guys I smoked pot with, scandalizing my family.
Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.
This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning.
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do.
On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object beware of this stumbling block.
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were - to the very last minute - a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition.
Gro Harlem Brundtland
My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Our life is made by the death of others.
Leonardo da Vinci
It is a great act of cleverness to be able to conceal one's being clever.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Health care is one-sixth of our economy. If the government can control that, they can control just about everything. We need to understand what is going on, because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
It required a strong heart to stand up against such talk, but I urged my people to be quiet and not to begin a war.
Nobody sees a flower really it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time.
Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.
I think the materialist conception of history is valid.
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.
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