My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
I have only one yardstick by which I test every major problem - and that yardstick is: Is it good for America?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I have no consistency, except in politics and that probably arises from my indifference to the subject altogether.
There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.
There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.
You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked.
Don't think you are wiser, everyone has his/her fool part
I've dealt with many crises in my life, but few will ever happen.
There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face.
It's easier to find a new audience than to write a new speech.
Frankly, I don't mind not being president. I just mind that someone else is.
Niggerization is the result of oppression -- and it doesn't just apply to the black people. Old people, poor people, and students can also get niggerized.
Florynce R. Kennedy
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
Don't agonize. Organize.
It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
Marilyn Moats Kennedy
Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.
Sister Elizabeth Kenny
It's better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep all your life.
A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye, it because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
He who considers disease results to be the disease itself, and expects to do away with these as diseases, is insane. It is an insanity in medicine, an insanity that has grown out of the milder forms of mental disorder in science, crazy whims.
James Tyler Kent
While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the Divine, the knowledge relates to man.
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what takes place in our hearts.
Sir Arthur Kent
Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some Gods would dream of.
Sister Corita Kent
Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.
Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
In the electronic age, books, words and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature.
The status quo is the only solution that cannot be vetoed.
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left.
I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
Even though a number of people have tried, no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.
Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house.
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Harry S. Truman
The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
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