Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
The frontier of America is on the Rhine.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28
If the single man plants himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abides, this huge world will come around to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The noblest exercise of the mind within doors, and most befitting a person of quality, is study.
Sir William Ramsay
Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
C. H. (Charles Haddon) Spurgeon
Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
How much do you engage yourself in what's truly real and important in life? That's the individual question.
After I had gone through this matter with the President I told him of my condition of health and that my doctors felt that I must take a complete rest and that I thought that that meant leaving the Department finally in a short time.
Henry L. Stimson
I had seen nothing sacred, and the things that were glorious had no glory and the sacrifices were like the stockyards at Chicago if nothing was done with the meat except to bury it.?
I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim?
Books tap the wisdom of our species -- the greatest minds, the best teachers -- from all over the world and from all our history. And they're patient.
Carl Sagan, In Parade, with Ann
The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times.
Ulysses Simpson Grant, Personal
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