Dates that come around every year help us measure progress in our lives. One annual event, New Year's Day, is a time of reflection and resolution.
I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
It is not that you do wrong by design, but that you should never do right by mistake.
If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
Truth be told, ginormous portions have become a pet peeve of mine.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
There is a huge responsibility on all of us to get England through. It would be one of the biggest disasters in sports history if we blew it and we must make sure it does not happen.
The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It's not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work.
There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone.
Nature does nothing in vain.
It was generally believed that Catholics were not interested in arts and science graduate schools. They weren't going to be intellectuals. And so I put the theses to the test. And they all collapsed.
I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest.
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength, and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
I really enjoy theater. I just went to see 'Death of a Salesman,' and it knocked me on my ass.
Something is wanting, and something must be done, or we shall be involved in all the horror of failure, and civil war without a prospect of its termination.
All I try to do is as earnestly and as acutely as I can, conceive a character and try to portray this character just honestly. If the humor is within the absurdity and the awfulness of situations, then let it be seen that way.
I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes.
The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
English is taking over the world. I just wrote a piece about it. And it's not by design. The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no higher value in our society than integrity.
Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people.
Either war is obsolete, or men are.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.
Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers - organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative - if we don't solve these security problems, then people will hold back.
Rather be dead than cool.
Just because you're not famous, doesn't mean you're not good.
Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love, you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love, you'll never make it.
No foreigner has a place asking another people, another country, to change their constitution.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Many people say I smile more in Africa than in Sweden.
I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
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