When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Know how to live the time that is given you.
I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party's leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Queen Elizabeth II
I think that concrete poetry seems to have, as far as I can see, come to a kind of a dead end. It doesn't seem to be going any further than it went in its high period of about five or six years ago.
For me, it's all about moderation. I don't kick things out of my diet, like carbs. But I'm not going to eat fast food.
And the truth is, those who are terrorists only have to succeed once, and those of us who are trying to build an inclusive society have to succeed every time.
You know, there was a time, just before I started to study physical science, when astronomers thought that systems such as we have here in the solar system required a rare triple collision of stars.
What is the most precious, the most exciting smell awaiting you in the house when you return to it after a dozen years or so? The smell of roses, you think? No, moldering books.
Hezbollah's contempt for human suffering is total, as it showed once again this morning when its rockets murdered two Israeli Arab children in Nazareth.
For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.
I am not a sound bite person. I prefer to run at the mouth.
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.
I really don't think there is anybody in the business with better eyes than Elijah Wood.
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
I'm a religious person. I remember my mom told me: 'Vengeance belongs to God. It's up to him to wreak vengeance.' It's hard for me to get to that point, but that's the work of God.
When death has you by the throat, you don't mince words.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise.
Margaret J. Wheatley
I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
I'm really busted up over this and I'm very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites - everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through.
I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.
John C. Maxwell
In my opinion MS is a lot better at making money than it is at making good operating systems.
If you don't respect me you're not gonna get that respect back.
The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw
All truth is not to be told at all times.
Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
When you're offered things, it makes it so much easier to be indecisive. And it's silly because you can pass on some really amazing things.
Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
Anne Wilson Schaef
I'm an atheist, but I'm very relaxed about it. I don't preach my atheism, but I have a huge amount of respect for people like Richard Dawkins who do.
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
I try not to name too many labels - not because it's not cool, but because it starts getting political.
On a level of simple personal survival, understanding and forgiveness are crucial... whether in an intimate personal relationship or on a global level.
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.
To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.
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