The most essential thing for us was to get the business model right, then put the world-class technology under it to support it. At Merrill, that meant not doing what people expected.
The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.
Like it or not, in the end, it's one's body. It's literally what carries you through life. There's a reason for the saying, 'If you have your health, you have everything,' and it's true. Old age, disease - these are the great equalizers.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
A. R. Ammons
Not every difficult and dangerous thing is suitable for training, but only that which is conducive to success in achieving the object of our effort.
Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.
Miguel de Cervantes
Hold you there, neither a strange hand nor my own, neither heavy nor light shall touch my bum.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
Well, now there's a remedy for everything except death.
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
No man is more than another unless he does more than another.
A private sin is not so prejudicial in this world, as a public indecency.
By such innovations are languages enriched, when the words are adopted by the multitude, and naturalized by custom.
Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own deeds.
Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.
Take away the cause, and the effect ceases.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
I have always heard, Sancho, that doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea.
My practicality consists in this, in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall - that is my strength, my only strength.
During a trip to Iraq last fall, I visited our theater hospital at Balad Air Force Base and witnessed these skilled medical professionals in action and met the brave soldiers whose lives they saved.
If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian he can live in peace.
It takes years for me to trust I know that about myself. A lot of it is because I am so private, and so reluctant to make myself vulnerable.
A man's kiss is his signature.
I had always loved John Ford's pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.
I'm lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that's important because I want to know that I don't have to take an acting job for two or three years if I don't want to and that I'll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.
I don't want to hope anymore. I don't think we should hope anymore. We hoped enough. Now we have to do. We all have to do now.
I approached everything, my job, my family, my romances, with intensity.
All I can say is that I'm getting married in the future. I've narrowed it down to that.
My relationship and the bond with the people in Montreal was kind of special and doesn't happen very often.
Hey 'Bachelor,' take notes! Trusting one another and sharing a journey to health leads to lasting relationships!
In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
You hear certain things, negative things, all the time that aren't true, but you never hear about the positive.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
It's not too good to have this attitude in F1. It could be a disadvantage.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
Also, to be honest, my dad wanted me to be an athlete. And I think all sons want to prove something to their dad. So now, aged 35, I want to see what I can achieve physically.
The day of the wedding went like these things generally do, full of anxious moments interspersed with black comedy.
And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
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