I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do today.
I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Henry Ward Beecher
The Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
The person with the best job in the country is the vice president. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, How is the president?
Irreligion - the principal one of the great faiths of the world.
I am not a member of any organized partyI am a Democrat.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
George S. Patton
The man who views the world at 50 the same he did at 20 has wasted thirty years of his life.
Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in stranger's gardens.
Douglas William Jerrold
Marriage is like wine. It is not properly judged until the second glass.
For good nurture and education, implant good constitutions.
Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.
Pope John Paul II
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.
He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.
I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
Alfred North Whitehead
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
The most splendid achievment of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.
A man must know how to look before he can hope to see.
George R.R. Martin
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance
Franklin P. Adams
When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before.
It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Michael John Bobak
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood -- we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
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