I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
The sexual parts are not only vivid examples of the body's dominion; they are also apertures whose damp emissions and ammoniac smells testify to the mysterious putrefaction of the body.
Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder
People are going to be most creative and productive when they're doing something they're really interested in. So having fun isn't an outrageous idea at all. It's a very sensible one.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is -- it is her shadow.
Philip James Bailey
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
Without health, life is not life, it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death.
We are all murderers and prostitutes --no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
R. D. Laing
Lawyers I suppose were children once.
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
Spiro T. Agnew
He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Extremists think communication means agreeing with them.
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds, they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down .
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
There is no chance, and no anarchy, in the universe. All is system and gradation. Every god is there sitting in his sphere.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
The knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
Giving The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men.
Henry Ward Beecher
I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -- torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
The worst thing in the world next to anarchy, is government.
The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
Your time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Be slow to fall into friendship but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
This is the highest wisdom that I own: freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Leadership is an action, not a position.
The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.
Charles M. Schwab
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