The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.
One has not great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
It's a required part of your film history to know who Woody is. His movies are so wonderful, and not just funny but so insightful about human behavior.
Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Spontaneous combustion of grassroots politics is the future.
God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.
There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach
There are certain persons for whom pure Truth is a poison.
Listen to what you know instead of what you fear.
In order to win, you must expect to win.
A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution. We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that.
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.
Orison Swett Marden
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness...
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
Can space break? I mean the space of art galleries. Over the past 100 years, art galleries have gone from looking like Beaux Arts salons to simple storefronts to industrial lofts to the gleaming giant white cubes of Chelsea with their shiny concrete floors.
Can miles truly separate us from friends? If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
An idea is never given to you without you being given the power to make it reality. You must, nevertheless, suffer for it.
The best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are.
To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
I should like to repeat what I stated recently in the Jeddah Economic Forum in Saudi Arabia: It won't be the religion, but rather the world-view of some of its followers that shall be made current.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
How do you know if your mission in life is finished? If you're still alive, it isn't.
I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible.
Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours
I think we have our sports within our own culture that are huge with baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Those are the sports in America that we grow up with and soccer isn't really there yet.
A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion... .this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.
If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.
The way to avoid responsibility is to say, I've got responsibilities.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
Everything in this book may be wrong. The Savior's Manual
One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Not being known doesn't stop the truth from being true.
Unfortunately the world is what it is now. People don't get along for whatever reason. As professional athletes, in a way we're almost ambassadors for peace, because sports brings everyone together.
A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education.
James S. Coleman
Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
Some choices we live not only once but a thousand times over, remembering them for the rest of our lives.
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