The education of the will is the object of our existence.
I am reasonably happy. I didn't find Jesus or anything like that. Part of it is that I just feel that I could go home. I did not feel like that for a long time, but I could go back now.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
I don't understand the Democrats' approach to Social Security in this country, and I'm not alone.
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
Baltasar Gracian, The Oracle
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
Norman Douglas, The Oracle
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Who has not hopedTo outrage an enemy's dignity?Who has not been sweptBy the wish to hurt?And who has not thought that the impersonal worldDeserves no better than to be destroyedBy one fabulous sign of his displeasure?
Jacob Bronowski, The Face of Vio
To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted.
Ellen Glasgow, Letters of Ellen
It is not right, my fellow-countrymen, you who know very well all the crimes committed in our name, it
JeanPaul Sartre, from the prefac
The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Tru
Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell.
G. K. Chesterton, Tremendous Tri
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.
E. M. Forster
There's not an instruction manual on how to deal with success, so you just have to rely on having great friends and a good team.
Nature does not loathe virtue: it is unaware of its existence.
Fran, A Letter to Myself
Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
Don Marquis, The Almost Perfect
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
Cinema is still a very young art form with extraordinary techniques and very impressive special effects but sometimes it seems the soul has been taken out of things.
The terrorist uses surprise and stealth, and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
I hate talking about music, to tell you the truth.
Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
The standard rumor at the time was that Rumsfeld, as chief of staff, had persuaded President Ford to appoint George H.W. Bush as director of Central Intelligence, assuming that that got rid of a potential competitor for the presidency.
Bobby Ray Inman
This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.
Funny things happen to you in movies for silly reasons.
Well, my mom taught public school music for almost 40 years. And she's about 5 feet - and very mighty. And she would control her kids a lot by giving them the eye, or the stare.
I wanted to write about the moment when your addictions no longer hide the truth from you. When your whole life breaks down. That's the moment when you have to somehow choose what your life is going to be about.
It's funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to.
I'm not good at normal things. I can't drive a car. I couldn't read till I was 10.
Even people who feel perfectly comfortable investing in the stock market and owning their own homes often have qualms about individual medical accounts or Social Security private accounts.
Zionism was originally a rebellion against religious Judaism and the PLO Charter was essentially secularist. But because the conflict was allowed to fester without a resolution, religion got sucked into the escalating cycle of violence and became part of the problem.
I have a character failing. I am quite incapable of identifying with anything whole-heartedly. Whatever I am doing, I am always planning to do something else. I would rather travel than arrive.
Man's biggest mistake is to believe that he's working for someone else.
We must do better or perish as the nation we know today.
Throughout history, great leaders have known the power of humor.
To label me an intellectual is a misunderstanding of what that is.
My mom was dying for me to write a book, she was my biggest advocate.
It is a rare person who wants to hear want he doesn't want to hear.
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