We, as conservative intellectuals, should not be in the business of making excuses for bad parliamentary decisions by Republican leaders in Congress.
The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning - in common with their male counterparts - are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full.
For a while I was on the cover of every Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which was regarded as the pinnacle of success in America.
It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
One must not be afraid of new ideas, no matter the source. And we must never fear the truth, even when it pains us.
When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body.
Eternal principles that govern happiness apply equally to all.
Russell M. Nelson
The movies I watch and the music I listen to and the books I read - those are important to me. It's very important to me, and I don't know what I would do without those things.
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
Franklin P. Adams
Three events. Three gold medals. I was news, big news, in the sports world.
We may be sure that out of the ruins of our capitalist civilization a new religion will emerge, just as Christianity emerged from the ruins of the Roman civilization.
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
Leonardo da Vinci
Put your trust in the Lord and go ahead. Worry gets you no place.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The experts who managed the original Marshall Plan say Afghanistan needs a commitment of at least $5 to $10 billion over 5 to 10 years, coupled with occupation forces of 250,000 Allied soldiers to keep the peace throughout the country.
At one time there were voiceover artists, now there are celebrity voiceover artists. It's unfortunate because these people need the money less than the voiceover artist.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
One of my favorite activities as a teen-ager was to watch television over the phone with my best friend.
I like mathematics because it is not human and has nothing particular to do with this planet or with the whole accidental universe - because, like Spinoza's God, it won't love us in return.
Big business never pays a nickel in taxes, according to Ralph Nader, who represents a big consumer organization that never pays a nickel in taxes.
I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman.
Unfortunately, 'chick flick' has become a term to describe most movies that I don't even like. They're these movies that, yes, have women in them but they really don't reflect who women are, and there's something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them.
It's long past time we started focusing on the solutions that actually keep women healthy, instead of using basic aspects of women's health as a tool of cultural, moral, and political control.
I am not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.
I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves.
He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.
We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and obsessed with power and pleasure and property.
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
All I watch is the Food Network. I took a cheesemaking class a few weeks ago, and I told my family and friends to only get me kitchen stuff on my birthday. I'm into every kind of cookbook and anything by Anthony Bourdain. I'd love to own a restaurant if I could find the right chef.
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
For what the horse does under compulsion, as Simon also observes, is done without understanding and there is no beauty in it either, any more than if one should whip and spur a dancer.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Universities designed the system in their image.
Sir Ken Robinson
There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result.
I'm no romantic, surfing, California boy. I like reading, writing, philosophizing. Scheming. I've been doing some exploration of the inner space.
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