I don't think I'll ever feel perfectly balanced, but I feel like I'm figuring it out, and I'm surrounded by really wonderful people that want to see me succeed and be happy. Life is wild.
I once devised a test question which I put to many people to discover whether they were pessimists. The question was: If you had the power to destroy the world, would you do so?
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Till a man can judge whether they be truths or not, his understanding is but little improved, and thus men of much reading, though greatly learned, but may be little knowing.
Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Logic is the anatomy of thought.
Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That's the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don't talk about football or anything like that.
Kevin J. Anderson
There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less.
G. K. Chesterton
To give a man full knowledge of morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.
My painting teacher in high school used to say, 'I can't paint like I want to, but through practice I'll get better.' But I don't think that's true. I think sometimes you just can't paint.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief's.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
My first film as an actor was 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' a glorious experience that spoiled me for future films.
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but now, as yet, intelligent enough.
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
The principle of all successful effort is to try to do not what is absolutely the best, but what is easily within our power, and suited for our temperament and condition.
We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business?
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.
Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?O'Brien: Of course he exists.Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me?O'Brien: You do not exist.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master's master, the genius of the age.
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
You see, my mother was a district nurse until she died when I was 14, and we used to move from time to time because of her work.
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
Wisdom finds its literary expression in wisdom literature.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Reading furnishes the mind only with material for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
It is not good to see people who have been pretending strength all their lives lose it even for a minute.
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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