It is very difficult to be learned; it seems as if people were worn out on the way to great thoughts, and can never enjoy them because they are too tired.
One must not make oneself cheap here - that is a cardinal point - or else one is done. Whoever is most impertinent has the best chance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
Medieval learning was really advanced.
A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got important work to do.'
There is something so amiable in the prejudices of a young mind, that one is sorry to see them give way to the reception of more general opinions.
What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.
He is not apprehended by reason, but by life.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Always leave something to wish for otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
I believe in the power of weakness.
Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance.
There is nothing worse for the lying soul than the mirror of reality.
You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with, or find disagreeable, so it's important to stress that balance.
How easy it was to lose everything you had always thought you'd have forever.
Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara de Angelis
The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept
I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts. It's only fair that I always try to give them the very best that's in me. After all, I need them more than they need me.
I have a vision that's about technology that empowers consumers over institutions.
Michael K. Powell
Let us be aware that while they preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern world.
At the end of the day, you know, love does not happen between two perfect people as much as we would wish.
When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they're still coming.
Success is what you do with your ability. It's how you use your talent.
George Allen, Sr.
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
I just need to know that I did the very best I could and that I was true to myself.
I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
John D. Rockefeller
To me fair friend, you can never be old for as you when first your eye I eyed, such seems your beauty still.
I'm free of stress and worries now because if I don't like something I'm doing, I just find the fun in it instead of being miserable. Let me have fun with the people I work with, let me have fun making money - when I grew up so poor, ya know?
We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
There is no greater feeling than hanging out with my dogs, or just walking around the land with our horses. My rescue ranch is is where I feel the most at peace and where I'm reminded of the simple things in life and let the chaos of my crazy work life fade away.
If I'd stayed at college I would have become a teacher.
I had been found in a mud puddle at 4:30 in the morning.
I hope someday we will be able to proclaim that we have banished hunger in the United States, and that we've been able to bring nutrition and health to the whole world.
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom.
Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that.
The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
Pope John Paul II
In my view, relationship movies never get old because humanity will never not be confounded by their relationships.
I just believe in the goodwill of people, the power of people to do something positive.
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